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The internet is a great way to connect with others and learn new things. It’s important you know how to stay safe and keep others safe online.

Top tips for staying safe on-line

  • Think about what you share on-line: check your privacy settings and don’t post personal information with people you don’t know. This includes address, email address and phone number
  • Think before you post: don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your teacher or parents to see. Don’t post anything that will harm or upset someone else
  • Never share or reveal your passwords
  • Be careful who you talk to. Someone might not be who they say they are
  • Friends you make on-line are still strangers, even if you’ve been talking to them for a long time. Don’t meet up with friends you make on-line unless you’ve talked it through with an adult you trust first and they can help you stay safe

More information:

Aged 5-11? Go to the Lurking Trolls website to find out more

Click here to read our latest online-safety newsletter

CEOP’s ThinkUKnow has the latest information you need to keep yourself safe

ChildLine has online safety tips, and information on what to do if you’re being bullied online

See our PSCB pages on radicalisation, exploitation, or bullying for more information on these areas

Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP)

CEOP is there to support young people, parents and carers while surfing online, and offers help and advice on topics such as:

  • cyberbullying
  • hacking
  • harmful content

It also enables people to immediately report anything online which they find concerning, such as harmful or inappropriate content, or possible grooming behaviour.

For more information or to report a concern click here