Online abuse is any type of abuse that happens on the internet, including social networks (facebook, TikTok), playing online games or using mobile phones.
Most young people spend a lot of time online and it can be a great way for you to socialise, explore and have fun. But did you know that:
It's important that you think about staying safe online!
Following digital footprints
The things you put online can be seen by lots of people and might stay online forever. They are like digital footprints – a trail that people can follow, picking up pieces of information about you.
We all leave digital footprints and with every new profile, photo or comment we add new ones. People that you know, and people you don’t, can learn a lot from them.
Do you know what yours say about you?
Have you ever tried typing your name into Google to see what comes up?
Remember, if you have posted something you regret - it’s never too late to take control. Try clicking on the CEOP Report Button
How to stay safe online
The internet is great fun but it does have dangers and we want you to be safe online. When you join a chatroom you'll find people are very friendly but the person you are talking to might not always be who they say they are.
Here are some Top Tips to help you have fun and keep safe online:
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