What to do if you are worried about a child

Be SMART, have fun and stay safe online

This page contains a number of links for you to use to get more information and even though we have only included sites that we feel are safe and provide the right information some of these sites may provide you access to Chat Rooms.

If you are going to use Chat Rooms remember you still need to keep yourself safe, not everybody is who they say they are - and even if they provide a picture it might not be a picture of them.

To stay safe you need to follow some basic rules:

  • Never give your address or telephone number to anybody on the web
  • Never arrange to meet somebody you have met via the web

  • Don't send pictures of yourself to anybody

Just be careful what you say and if you are worried about what anybody is saying or asking on the web tell your parent, carer, teacher, youth worker or a police officer.

Advice about staying safe online

If you feel uncomfortable or worried about someone you are chatting to online you can report it to: Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre  

Also, see useful information at the following websites:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Childnet Hub for Young People aged 11-18

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