If you never give out personal information online, how will you get your Amazon delivery? Can one app be inherently bad but another fine if we know that young people and predators alike hop between apps to be where other people are? And if young people can parrot back to us messages about 'online safety' but have a totally different idea of what being online means, are they likely to follow our model behvaiours?
Unfortunately, staying safe online is not always simple or straightforward, but we often reduce complex ideas into pithy soundbites to base lessons around them. Why not challenge yourself by looking through these ten (potentially) unhelpful online safety axioms and see how you use them...and if they are keeping children safe, or sometimes missing the mark. This is a great reflective tool to use before you review your resources or schemes of work for the year.