Is there something you are worried about online?
If something upsets you online or you are worried about a friend it can really help to talk to someone. There are lots of people who can help you. You should talk to a trusted adult if anything has upset you or made you feel uncomfortable whilst online.
Remember you can always call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 or visit the ChildLine website if you ever need to talk to someone in confidence.
If you are worried about the behaviour of another adult online, ask a trusted adult to help you and then visit Thinkuknow to make a report.
Top 3 tips for keeping safe online:
Be careful what you share
If you wouldn’t want your teachers or parents to see it, it’s probably best not to post it. This is because once it’s online, it’s out of your control. Don’t share personal information, like your phone number, the name of your school and your address, online without checking with a trusted adult first. This is because not all websites and apps are safe. The people you meet online might not be safe either!
Don’t meet people you don’t know
Even if you get on with them online, you never know who they really are.
Use a complex password
It should be hard for other people to guess your password and it’s a good idea to change it regularly. You might need to let a trusted adult have your password, like your mum or dad, so that they can login to check that you are staying safe online.
3 things to remember if you’re being bullied online
- report or block the person
- don’t reply to nasty messages
- talk to a trusted adult about it.