When Someone is Unkind
‘Being online can be exciting and fun – but some things online can leave you feeling upset, worried or confused. If you feel any of these things when you’re online it’s important to know where to get help and how to report them.’
Talk to Someone
Who is on your network hand? You can talk to anyone about a problem- no matter how big or small it is. It is important that you share your unsafe secrets and worries with someone. Make sure to do a screenshot of any unkind comments- ask an adult if you don’t know how to do this.
If you’re really unsure about what to do and you don’t have anyone you can talk to, then remember you can always call Childline on 0800 11 11 or visit their website for more advice.
It is important that places online where people spend time together are safe and fun for everyone. This means everyone needs to follow the rules and be respectful to others. BBC Own It website has very useful videos.
Luckily if something goes wrong online, there’s always something you can do about it.
Report It to the Police
If someone you only know online, ever asks:
to meet up with you
for photos or videos of you
for your personal information
Report it to the police using the CEOP's link to stop strangers trying to meet up with young people.