We were visited by volunteers from Belgacom and Microsoft for Safer Internet Day 2014 on February 13. They shared an intriguing PowerPoint that helped us understand more about internet safety. They were showing us videos about different situations people can get into by doing things on the Internet that they do not really know about.
People usually do not know who is sponsoring a website they use. It could be dangerous. No one really reads the Terms and Conditions, and that might cause some trouble. There are lots of ads where it says you can win a free toy, or a Mac, or a computer game or free downloads. Those ads are usually not true. People always have to send their email addresses and name, and they do it, without really knowing who receives it. Some people do not think twice, and they send their credit card code.
We learnt that if you have a virus, just turn off your computer, because hackers might get into it. When you research info on the internet it is safe to always look at the date it was updated to have more precise info for your work. Remember to ask your parents’ permission for any contests and never share any private information if you don’t think it is an appropriate website. Hackers are all over the Internet! Visit www.clicksafe.be to find safe websites and games.
By Selime and Bérangère ( 5th grade students)