Top internet safety tips for young people
Keep your profile private
Don’t choose a profile picture that can easily identify you, like photos where you’re outside your house, wearing your school badge or playing at your local sports club.
Think before you post
Don’t upload or share anything you wouldn’t want your parents, teachers or friends seeing. Once you press send, it is no longer private.
Never share or reveal your passwords
Use strong passwords that are hard for others to guess, using a a mix of letters and numbers. Keep passwords to yourself and and change them regulary.
Be careful who you chat to
If somebody you don’t know adds you as a friend, ignore them and delete their request. Don’t share any personal information such as your address or phone number with somebody you don’t know.
Below are links to websites with further information and guidance on online safety.