Staying Safe Online


1)      Donít post any personal information online Ė like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once youíve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, itís not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Donít befriend people you donít know

6)      Donít meet up with people youíve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other peopleís views, even if you donít agree with someone elseís views doesnít mean you need to be rude

10)   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.


Top 10 tips for mobile phone safety

1)      Remember if you are being bullied it isnít your fault and there is nothing so awful that you canít speak to someone about it.  Talk to a trusted adult at home or at school.

2)      Donít reply to any nasty messages you receive.

3)      Donít reply to a text from someone you donít know.

4)      Keep the messages you have been sent so you can show them to a trusted adult and make a note of the time and date of the messages or calls you receive.

5)      Donít answer calls from withheld numbers or numbers you donít recognise, let it go to voicemail.

6)      Block numbers from people who are sending you nasty messages.

7)      If you are bullied repeatedly can change your number.

8)      Donít give your mobile number to someone you donít know.

9)      Donít send pictures to someone you donít know.

10)   If the problem is serious you can report it to the police, cyber mentors, or childline.


10 top tips if you're being bullied online

1)      Tell an adult you trust if you are being cyberbullied

2)      Donít respond or retaliate to bullying messages  Ė it could make things worse

3)      Block users who send you nasty messages

4)      Save abusive emails or messages (or texts) you receive

5)      Make a note of dates and times you receive bullying messages, as well as details you have of the userís ID and the url.

6)      Donít pass on any cyberbullying videos or messages Ė this is cyberbullying

7)      If you are bullied repeatedly change your user ID, or profile,  and use a name that doesnít give any information away about you