Staying Safe Online

As we move our daily lives more and more online, staying safe must be a primary focus when using the internet.

As we move our daily lives more and more online, staying safe must be a primary focus when using the internet. Did you know that most social media platforms, services and games have a minimum age restriction? Minecraft 7 years old minimum or 13 years old minimum, depending on the version Fortnite 12 years old minimum   Discord 13 years old minimum   Facebook 13 years old minimum   Twitter 13 years old minimum   Snapchat 13 years old minimum   Instagram 13 years old minimum   Twitch 13 years old minimum (with adult supervision until they are 18)   YouTube 13 years old (only with a parent/carer's permission)   WhatsApp 16 years old minimum All of these age requirements are in the terms of service for the app or online platform and they are designed to keep everybody safe online. Now, more than ever, it is important that you stay safe online.

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Staying Safe Online

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As we move our daily lives more and more online, staying safe must be a primary focus when using the internet.

Did you know that most social media platforms, services and games have a minimum age restriction?
Minecraft 7 years old minimum or 13 years old minimum, depending on the version
Fortnite 12 years old minimum
  Discord 13 years old minimum
  Facebook 13 years old minimum
  Twitter 13 years old minimum
  Snapchat 13 years old minimum
  Instagram 13 years old minimum
  Twitch 13 years old minimum (with adult supervision until they are 18)
  YouTube 13 years old (only with a parent/carer’s permission)
  WhatsApp 16 years old minimum

All of these age requirements are in the terms of service for the app or online platform and they are designed to keep everybody safe online.

Now, more than ever, it is important that you stay safe online. The Scouts have published these resources to help keep our members safe.

Beavers

Learn how to stay safe online

Beavers Online Safety

Remember:

  • Always tell a grown up before using the internet
  • Don’t tell strangers where you live or go to school
  • Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know
  • Be kind and friendly

Cubs

Learn how to stay safe online

Cubs Online Safety

Remember:

  • Always tell a grown up before using the internet
  • Don’t put pictures of yourself on your profile or details of where you live or go to school
  • Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know
  • Don’t give out your address or phone number
  • Don’t open emails from people you don’t know

Scouts

Learn how to stay safe online

Scouts Online Safety

Remember:

  • Know who your friends are
  • Share with care
  • Use privacy settings
  • Know how to report
  • Know how to get help
  • Once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can’t take it back
  • Would you be happy for your parents to see it?

Explorers

Learn how to stay safe online

Remember:

  • Protect your online reputation – potential employers may be able to see what you’ve posted in the past
  • Know where to find help
  • Don’t give in to pressure – once you press send you can’t take it back
  • Respect the law – use reliable services to legally access music, film and TV
  • Acknowledge your sources – do your research and use trustworthy sources and give them credit if you use it
  • Set up your privacy settings properly on Social Media
  • Choose your friends and people you connect with wisely
  • Remove content that you don’t like
  • Remove unused profiles