Important Tips for Staying Safe Online:
Protect your online reputation: manage your digital footprints. Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by anyone.
Know where to find help: understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools. If something happens that upsets you online, it’s never too late to tell someone.
Don’t give in to pressure: if you lose your inhibitions you've lost control; once you’ve pressed send you can’t take it back.
Respect the law: use reliable services and know how to legally access the music, film and TV you want.
Think before you post: Before you post anything online make sure you "Think" - T - Is it True?, H - Is it Helpful?, I - Is it Inspiring?, N - Is is Necessary?, K - Is it Kind?
Acknowledge your sources: use trustworthy content and remember to give credit when using others’ work/ideas.
Look after your emotional wellbeing: consider how social media and extensive use of the internet impacts your emotional wellbeing and your sleep.
Reporting online abuse to CEOP
Telling an adult can really help you to start to get out of a difficult situation. If you feel as though you can’t tell an adult you trust, and you are worried about how someone is talking to you online, you can report to CEOP here.
But remember if you feel you or another child are in immediate danger call the police on 999 straight away.
BBC Top Tips
The internet is an amazing place to be creative, chat with friends, and find interesting fun stuff.
You may spend a lot of time online, so it's important to enjoy that time, and to be safe and happy.