Online Safety


Watch this video clip which explains online safety for adults – Online Safety for grown ups from the Bristol council.

This video will give you advice on website security, passwords and other online safety matters.



Here are some statements about internet safety and questions for you to think about.

You can jot down some ideas that you have. Remember that there are no wrong answers.

  • As a result of being at home during the COVID-19 pandemic many people are using the internet in different ways.

  • Have you tried any new activities on the internet this year?
  • A strong password will contain a mixture of Upper case and lower case letters, numbers and symbols or special characters.

  • Can you give an example of a strong password?
  • Can you give an example of a weak password?
  • Our mobile phones store lots of information which is personal to us.

  • Can you list three types of information that your phone can store?
  • Identity theft is one of the biggest risks for users who share information on the internet.

  • What personal details should you keep private?

Online Safety

Try It OutTry it out

Have a look at the exercise below.

Drag and drop the words to learn about staying safe online.


Try It OutTry it out

Have a look at the exercise below.

This word search contains words that you will hear when discussing online safety


Here are some words you will hear used when discussing online safety:

  • Phishing
  • Identity Theft
  • Encryption
  • Virus
  • Spyware
  • Spam
  • Hacker
  • Cyberbully

Visit this site to help you find out the meanings of these terms – just click on the link below:

TechTerms – The Computer Dictionary:


Here are some links to websites that contain more information about staying safe online.

Visit some to investigate this subject.

fraud smart logoFraud Smart

The Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland have lots of information on how to protect yourself from fraud. This site will help you keep informed, alert and secure.

webwise logo


Webwise offers free information, advice and resources to help parents, teachers and students address internet safety issues.

be safe online logoBe Safe Online

 A government campaign to highlight ways to help you stay safe online. This webpage provides access to a wide range of Online Safety resources, to support online safety for all.