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Tips for students to help stay safe

You have the right to feel safe all the time, including when using ICT or your mobile phone.

  • Always respect others – be careful what you say online and what images you send.
  • Think before you send – whatever you send can be made public very quickly and could stay online forever.
  • Treat your password like your toothbrush keep it to yourself. Only give your mobile number or personal website address to trusted friends.
  • Block the bully – learn how to block or report someone who is behaving badly.
  • Don’t retaliate or reply!
  • Save the evidence – learn how to keep records of offending messages, pictures or online conversations.

Make sure you tell:

  • an adult you trust, or call a helpline like ChildLine on 0800 1111 in confidence;
  • the provider of the service; check the • service provider’s website to see where to report incidents;
  • your school – a teacher

Finally, don’t just stand there – if you see cyberbullying going on, support the victim and report the bullying. How would you feel if no one stood up for you?.

What is CEOP?

CEOP stands for Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre; their job is to protect young people from abuse on the internet.

They provide help, advice and a way of reporting service