Taken from Childline, here is some powerful advice for staying safe online:

Ways of keeping safe online:

Be careful what you share online

Keeping your device safe:

Use anti-virus software
You can get anti-virus software for mobiles as well as tablets, laptops and PCs. Make sure that you keep it updated or ask an adult to help you.

Check a website is secure
Before entering private information such as passwords or payment details, look for the padlock symbol after the web address or ‘https’ in front of the web address in your browser.

Think before you click
If you receive an email from a stranger, think before clicking on a link or an attachment – it could contain a virus.

Cover your webcam
If you’re not using your webcam:

  • unplug it
  • cover the lens
  • point it at a blank wall
  • turn off your device when you’re not using it.

Check your privacy settings
Check the settings on your apps and devices regularly to see what’s being shared. Switch off location sharing and set your social media accounts to private. Don’t add people unless you know who they are and block anyone you don’t want seeing your posts.

Check what’s saved on your device
Smart devices can store a lot of information about you, including passwords, apps and photos. When you let someone use a device remember that they might be able to see a lot of that information.

Only share your device with someone you trust, and make sure it’s got a strong password when you’re not using it.

Getting help with online bullying

Block and report it

Take care of yourself

Online Gaming

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