Use the SMART advice below to stay safe online.
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents or carers permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting emails or opening files from people you don’t know, can be very dangerous. They may contain viruses or nasty messages which you may find offensive and disturbing.
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
If you are ever unsure about the content of conversations – alert your parents or guardians, or even a teacher at school!
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
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