Using the internet can be fun, enjoyable and a great way of keeping in touch with friends, but it can be risky and so it is important to stay safe whilst online. Some things that could go wrong may include posting pictures you wish you never did, sharing details about yourself you wish you hadn’t or someone may be bullying you online.
If you feel frightened, threatened, worried or unsafe about anything that has happened whilst using the internet e.g. on Facebook, Bebo, My Space, Twitter, or in chat rooms, you should report it as you have a right to be safe on the internet.
For more information on how to stay safe online and how to report problems, visit these websites:
Metropolitan Police ‘Safe’ – Internet Safety
Facts and information on the risks, social networking, cyber bullying, cyber stalking, and online grooming. Also some golden rules to follow.
Information about the internet and about being a smart surfer.
Think U Know
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Thinkuknow website. Information for children and young people, from 4 years of age to 14+.
Stay Safe advice and information aimed at younger children, with games and quiz’s.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
Information about CEOP Command. http://ceop.police.uk/
In addition if you are worried about anything that has happened on the internet you can report it on the CEOP Advice, Help & Report link: http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/