Safer Internet Day
Bridgend Says End Bullying would like you to think about the following points ready for tomorrow's Safer Internet day.
Do not share personal details with anyone online.
Make sure your passwords are safe, use lower and upper case letters and also numbers.
Do not use names or dates of birth.
Keep passwords private. Never share with anyone.
Make sure you personally know anyone that you add online. Meeting someone online does not mean you know them.
Think about who can see your social networking profiles. Think whether what you’re posting is something that you want everyone to see or is it just for your close friends to see.
Remember that once you post information online, you can’t take it back. Even if you delete the information from a site.
Consider not posting your photo. It can be altered and broadcast in ways you may not be happy about. If you do post one, ask yourself whether it’s one your parents would display in the living room.
Trust your gut if you have suspicions, if you feel threatened by someone or uncomfortable because of something online, tell an adult you trust and report it to the police and the social networking site. You could end up preventing someone else from becoming a victim.
If you want to use chat rooms, make sure your username is completely different to any of your social network pages. They could get more information than you want them to.
If you don't recognise the sender of a document or file that needs to be downloaded, delete it without opening it to avoid getting a virus on your machine. Virus protection software is a must for every computer.
Never arrange a face-to-face meeting without telling your parent or guardian. If your parent or guardian agrees to the meeting, make sure that you meet in a public place and have a parent or guardian with you as it is potentially dangerous for this meeting to take place unsupervised.
If you have any issues online report it to the Child Exploitation And Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
To discuss this further contact Bridgend Says End Bullying on 01656 754920 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.