Staying safe online
There are lots of easy things that can help you to stay safe when you're online:
- It’s best not to give out your personal details to online mates.
- Personal stuff includes your messenger id, email address, mobile number, home address, your school name, and pictures of you, your family or friends.
- If you publish a picture or video online – anyone can change it or share it.
- SPAM / junk email and texts: don’t believe it, reply to it or use it.
- It’s not a good idea to open files that are from people you don’t know. You won’t know what they contain – it could be a virus, or a nasty image or film.
- It’s easier to get on with people online and say stuff you wouldn’t offline.
- Some people lie online.
- It’s better to keep online mates online. Don’t meet up with any strangers without an adult you trust and the permission of your parent or carer.
- It’s never too late to tell someone if something makes you feel uncomfortable.
- Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something online makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. You can report online abuse to the police at www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- If you’re worried about anything on our website, e-mail us and we’ll check it out.
You can find out lots more about staying safe online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk.