Before you start exploring the many opportunities available to you, please read this useful advice about keeping safe on the internet!
In the same way you learn about safety when you leave the house, it is important to learn how to stay safe online. These are skills that will stay with you for life.
Some Golden Rules from the Metropolitan Police Service
- Don't give out personal information such as your address or phone number.
- Don’t send pictures of yourself to anyone, especially indecent pictures.
- Don't open emails or attachments from people you don't know.
- Don't become online ‘friends’ with people you don't know.
- Never arrange to meet someone in person who you've met online.
- If anything you see or read online worries you, tell someone about it.
There is lots of advice and support available to help you stay safe online.
- CyberStreet - the Governments internet safety resource page
- Safe - the Metropolitan Police advice page
- Get Safe Online
- NSPCC Online Safety
- Thinkuknow - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre advice page for children and young people
FROM BARNARDO’S BOSS WEBSITE
How we keep you safe online.
Barnardo's is committed to ensuring the safety of children and young people are central to all its work.
Barnardo's have a set of values, policies and procedures designed to keep you safe. To view these please click here
Barnardo's online services work within guidance provided by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). Please click here for further information about keeping children safe online.
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