Top tips for kids on Broadband safety
1. Tell your parents what you are doing
If they understand it, they'll be happier with you using the internet. Don't give anyone your password, except maybe your parents.
2. Be careful with your mobile
Don't send pictures that might embarrass you, even to your best friend. Someone can get hold of your camera and be nasty to you.
3. Don't give anyone your school name
Don't give your school name, address or phone number to people you communicate with on the internet.
4. Don't meet up with internet friends
If you must, then bring an adult with you. People are not always who they pretend to be.
5. Tell someone
Tell someone if people are saying things you don't like or bullying you. If you don't get help, ask advice from another adult.
6. Report it
Report bad behaviour to the website you are using.
7. Don't let bullies win
Print off and save any messages and show someone like a parent or teacher and ask them to help. If the first person doesn't help, then ask someone else.
8. Don't respond to nasty emails
Don't respond to nasty emails or messages. Block or ignore the sender.
9. Could it embarrass you?
Don't put photos or things that might embarrass you on the internet.
10. Be nice even if they're angry
Be as nice online as you are offline. If someone makes you angry don't be angry back. Tell someone else or report it, but don't get into a fight online.
11. Keep your privacy
Never use your real name or anything that could identify you age or gender. Instead you should use random screen names like “wiseapple” or “soccerfan”.
12. Hide your whereabouts
Never reveal which town you live in, and never post photos that could provide clues about your location, or the school or clubs you attend.
13. Personal details
Never provide your address, telephone number or ID number online.