Be informed, Be careful, BE SAFE. Here’s a selection of links that will help you stay safe online!
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- A site that explains how to keep yourself safe and look after your wellbeing when you use the internet for information or support for your mental health. It covers protecting your privacy, how to take relationships offline safely and how to address online bullying and abuse. Visit the Mind website.
- Using apps? Here is the lowdown on them all and how to ensure you stay when using them. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
- Advice for staying safe on Twitter http://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/advice-on-staying-safe-on-twitter/
- To find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. This is a site put together by the Child Exploitation and online protection centre. Visit the website for more information.
- If you want advice, support or to report something that is worrying you contact the police, you can report it here.
- More and more teenagers and young people are getting involved in cybercrime. Many do it for fun without realising the consequences of their actions – but the penalties can be severe. Find out more here. http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/cyber-crime-preventing-young-people-from-getting-involved
- A chilling real-time thriller starring Maisie Williams – from Game of Thrones – as a teenager battling with an anonymous cyber-stalker. Watch the trailer on YouTube.
- A Newsround special 14 mins long. Bonus is narrated by David Tenant watch the YouTube video.
- For a free guide to internet safety, visit the Barnardos website.
- For advice on staying safe online for people with learning disabilities and those who support them http://safernet.org.uk/
- A great video showing what you can do if you are being bullied on Facebook and what exactly happens when you report something, watch the YouTube video.