- Never tell people online what school you go to, your home address or place stuff like your email details or mobile phone number on social network profiles.
- Use a nickname in chatrooms and for instant messaging instead of your real name.
- Don’t give out your passwords, even to friends, to prevent yourself becoming a victim of cyber bullying.
- Always delete emails from people you don’t know and never open attachments or click on links unless you can be 100 per cent sure what they are. They could hide a virus.
- Learn how to block and delete anyone you come into contact with who makes you feel scared, worried, uncomfortable or just doesn’t seem right.
- If you don’t feel you can talk to your parents about something encountered online, then speak to a teacher, adult relative or a friend’s parent. Or call free to Childline on 0800 1111.
- Never meet anyone you only know in the online world. Just because they say they are a child or teenager, it doesn’t mean they are.
- Don’t be afraid to report someone who upsets you online.
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