- Don’t post, send or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, teachers, future employers to see.
- Keep your private information private – do not give out personal details online like your birthday or address, even on social networking sites like Facebook.
- Your username and password should belong to you, and only you. Remember to change your passwords regularly.
- Passwords should be completely random and unique, but still memorable. Try using combinations of numbers and letters.
- Don’t leave your computer whilst your account is still logged in – anyone can start using it. If you are being bullied or have any issues with e-safety, talk to someone you trust – do not deal with it on your own.
- Tell your parent, carer, trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Agencies which offer support (websites)
Childnet International works with young people to help make the internet a great and safe place.
In the Childnet Hub you’ll find top tips, competitions, blogs and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively. You can also visit the get involved section to have your say on all things internet and new technology related! Go to childnet and kidsmart for further information.