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    Keeping Safe Online

    What you need to know

    We understand that young people use the internet for lots of reasons like homework, social media, meeting other people, blogs or sharing information. However, there are unfortunately people out there who can make the internet an unsafe place to be.

    We have come up with 10 top tips to keep yourself safe online, there could be more... feel free to tell us on our Facebook page.

    Top Tips

    1) Make sure your privacy settings are high
    2) Make sure your location services are turned off
    3) When you set up a profile on social media don't put on any personal information (e.g. name/date of birth)
    4) Be aware that any picture or video you post can be seen by anyone
    5) Do not tag your location e.g. at youth club/school as this will show your location
    6) Never share/save your passwords or banking details
    7) Only add friends on social media who you know in person
    8) Don't arrange to meet somebody who you've met online, as they may not be who they say they are
    9) Don't say something to someone online that you wouldn't say to their face
    10) If you are worried about anything online then be sure to tell somebody (see Further info)

     

     

    Further info

     

    If you would like to check your Facebook privacy settings please use this helpful tool:

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    For more information please see:

    Thinkuknow for general online safety advice

    CEOP for reporting online abuse or concerns around communications online