Why have rules and laws?

On Line Safety First!


If something on-line has worried or upset you


you must tell an adult you trust as soon as possible


click the CEOP button to find out more



You should feel safe when you are on line. Make sure you ask an adult before you go on line.

The adult will be someone you know and trust. It could be a parent or guardian.

It might be an older brother or sister.


(CEOP is part of the UK Policing network)





Rights and responsibilities

Yes we may have many rules and laws to follow but each individual also has rights.

Here are some of the rights we have: 

  • the right to say 'No'. (See thePANTS page for simple rules about others touching our private body parts)
  • the right to live with a family or with someone who will care about us
  • the right to go to school
  • the right to visit a doctor when we need to
  • the right to have people listen to us when we have something to say 

Most individuals, as long as we are not in trouble with the law, have the freedom to travel, once we reach adulthood, and we have the freedom of speech.

Can you think of any other freedoms people have?

So we have established that we have rights and freedoms, but we also have responsibilities. Individuals must take responsibility for their own actions; this may lead to good or bad consequences.