Staying safe online

There are lots of great things about the internet and social media. We can learn new things, share news, photos and videos, and connect with our friends and family.

Unfortunately, the internet and social media can sometimes be unsafe spaces. Sometimes people pretend they are someone they aren’t, sometimes they steal your information or share it when you didn’t want them to, or sometimes they can threaten and intimidate you.

It is really important that you know everything you need to in order to feel and be safe online.

These websites provide information and tips on how to stay safe online:

UK Safer Internet Centre

Thinkuknow

BBC Own It

Childnet

If you want to report something that has happened to you, or someone you know:

Call Childline on tel: 0800 1111

Report something safely on the CEOP website