If you are concerned about something you have seen online, or something that has been said to you or a friend, tell an adult either at home or school. Remember you are not alone and everything, no matter how scary it feels at that moment, can be sorted out. See the websites below for more information.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
Websites for more information
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
BBC Own It - this provides you with support to take control of your on lines life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships, bullying, safety and self-esteem.
Childline has information for you on a range of issues linked to your on line life.