Many people like playing games. Playing a board game at home with friends or family is fun and safe. Playing online is a different matter – you need to think about how to keep safe. Hayley, a volunteer with AbPhab reports.
Playing online games is fun but please make sure you are as safe as possible.
- Always use a nickname name when you go online. Never use your real name.
- A lot of people like playing online games that involve talking or chatting to people you don’t know. Be careful about what you say. Don’t tell them things like your real name, address, birthdate or other personal details. And never give out your password. Giving out personal information can put you in danger.
- If you’re playing a game online, and it has a chat room on it, be careful. People can lie about who they are and where they are.
- If you are talking to someone on a headset, be aware that they can record your voice.
- It is safest to talk online to those people who you actually know and see in your everyday life.
- Never send threatening messages to anyone. You can get into trouble with the police.
- Always respect the privacy of your friends and treat them with respect
- If you have children, make sure you look into parental controls. These will help your children remain safe.
- If you are a child, talk to your parents or carers about controls.
- Take lots of breaks from online gaming. It’s good for your mind and your body to take a break from screens.
- Make sure you are having fun. Don’t let online gaming make you sad or unhappy or make you miss out on other fun things in life.
- Always report bullying. Report it to the site, your parents or carers or report it to the police. Report bullying so online gaming is safe for everyone.
More and more people with disabilities are using social media to talk about important issues and share ideas and learning. The team from AbPhab reports on Skype:
Being safe on Skype
Author: AbPhab Youth Club
The older members of the youth group, Ab Phab, worked with the younger members to share ideas about keeping safe.
Hayley, from AhPhab Youth Club, reports on her day in the office. She is preparing for Disability History Month celebrations at Dagenham Library this Thursday at 430 PM
I am in the office today.
I have been typing and giving my ideas about how to make the event fun for everyone.
The event is taking place at Dagenham Library this Thursday, the 10th of December at 4.30 PM.
Everyone is welcome.
It will be fun.
A member of our team, Georgina, is a passionate advocate against bullying. However, she is also a tremendous athlete.
Georgina, who has cerebral palsy, won the 2015 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award – Panathlon’s top individual honour. We couldn’t think of a better recipient. Georgina has completed at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park. She is passionate about equality and diversity and she is a wonderful writer and performer.
Well done Georgina.
We are proud to know you!
Lots of people use Facebook. However, it’s important to stay safe online. We found this video and you may find it useful.
Author: Solihull Action through Advocacy.
Facebook is very popular with young people. It’s wonderful to use Facebook but you must also keep safe online. Here is a video to help you.
Author: Eastside Community Heritage and Abphab.
This stop motion video was made by members of AbPhab. We wanted to create an upbeat video for primary aged children. Our video begins with a message about all the things that keep children happy: fun, love, pets, play, books and the sun. We include a message about safety as well: that all children should report bullying.
Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year, the theme is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’ with the #antibullyingweek.
The theme for anti-bullying week in November 2015 is “Make a Noise about Bullying.”
The Ab Phab Youth Group is exploring fun ways to make homemade instruments.
We made simple instrument using a comb and piece of paper. it’s called “comb kazoo.”
We had fun making it.