Online Safety For Children
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, photos, address, phone number and passwords.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online
If you are worried about your own or a friends safety online, if they are involved in inappropriate contact with someone online you can report it directly to CEOP using this button:
You can also call ‘Childline’ on: 0800 1111 to talk to someone who can help.
Advice taken from childnet.