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Children & young people

Stay safe online

This part of the website is about how you can be safe when you use the internet.




  • Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets
  • It can include, spreading rumours & gossip, sending abusive messages and grooming
  • Make sure you block the bullies, tell an adult you trust and keep all evidence. 
  • Remember to stay SMART 




  • What you post online is public.  Think about how much you want people to know about you
  • Keep your personal information private. Think carefully about telling someone your full name, address or what school you go to. Just because you speak to someone online it doesn't always mean you know them.
  • Be careful when using a Webcam. Don't do anything you wouldn't want your friends/family to see. 
  • Don't meet up with someone from the internet without an adult you trust- People sometimes are pretending when online. If you do meet up with someone make sure it is in a busy public place and with an adult you trust. 
  • Keep your friends list safe on social media. t's really tempting to accept as many friend requests or follows as possible but remember, they could be anyone. 
  • Share with care - once you've out something online you've lost control of it - it can be copied, shared or edited.  Do not post anything that would deliberately upset other people such as embarassing pictures. 
  • Use privacy settings 
  • It is Illegal to take/share naked pictures or videos under 18.  Even if you are taking them yourself. :
  • Don't be fooled into thinking that you know the people you meet online 

Reporting Concerns

Call ChildLine on 0800 1111 24/7 or by clicking here.

Make a report online to CEOP here.

 For more information on how to stay safe online visit:

Sexting Toolkit