What to do if you feel uncomfortable by something you have seen on the internet or when using any other kind of technology?
Please report the problem!
You can do this by telling someone!
Telling your mum, dad or carer if you are at home.
In school you can tell any adult.
They will then tell the e-Safety leader who will sort the problem for you.
10 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE ONLINE
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
10 TOP TIPS IF YOU’RE BEING BULLIED ONLINE
- Tell an adult you trust if you are being cyberbullied
- Don’t respond or retaliate to bullying messages – it could make things worse
- Block users who send you nasty messages
- Save abusive emails or messages (or texts) you receive
- Make a note of dates and times you receive bullying messages, as well as details you have of the user’s ID and the url.
- Don’t pass on any cyberbullying videos or messages – this is cyberbullying
- If you are bullied repeatedly change your user ID, or profile, and use a name that doesn’t give any information away about you
- Visit CyberMentors – you can report any cyberbullying you see to cybermentors even if it isn’t targeted at you.
- You can talk to someone at Child Line or get online safety advice at Childline
- Think U Know is another very useful website for children and young people staying safe online
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