How can I get help?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Many apps and games have ‘report’ or ‘help’ buttons you can use to tell them if you have a problem. If you are not sure where these are, ask a trusted adult to help you find them. If the behaviour of someone online is making you worried or uncomfortable then always […]
How can I fix a problem in my friendship online?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours The things we do and say online can make people feel different things. If you have done something to upset a friend, you should apologise, even if it was an accident. Sometimes the best way to fix a problem with your friend is to talk to them offline rather online. It […]
What can I do if I don’t want to connect with strangers?
Personal Data Lots of apps and games have privacy settings that let you decide who can chat to you or see your details. You can make your account private so that you can control who can talk to you. If you don’t want someone to contact you anymore, look for buttons such as ‘block’ or […]
Does everyone tell the truth online?
Trust and Critical Reasoning Online-only friends can never be considered completely trustworthy. Even if someone seems friendly and tells you about themselves, you should remember that you are still talking to a stranger and think carefully about the information you share with them.
Is everyone who they say they are?
Reputation and Identity Some people use photos or choose avatars that represent their true identity; but others may use/choose something very different to their true self. Always remember that a person you are chatting to online may not be who they say they are.
Do people behave the same online as they do offline?
Reputation and Identity The internet allows people to act differently to how they would offline. Some people might do things online that they know are wrong but they think they can get away with because it is online.
How can I be a good friend online?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Chatting with our friends online is a great way to stay in touch but sometimes we fall out with our friends. Things we say online can easily be misunderstood – for example you may find a joke really funny but it might upset your friend. Some apps let you see when […]
Is there a difference between online friends and offline friends?
Trust and Critical Reasoning It can be great to chat with new people online but you should only add people that you trust offline (like family and friends from school) to your friends/contacts lists. Once you add someone to your list, they may be able to see more of your personal data or contact you […]
Why would a stranger contact me online?
Trust and Critical Reasoning There are lots of reasons why a stranger might contact you – from wanting to be your friend to asking for help to trying to sell you something. If a stranger contacts you, always think about what it is they want. If they say anything or ask you to do anything […]
Can I talk online to people I don’t know?
Trust and Critical Reasoning Lots of games and apps allow you to talk with people all over the world – some games even team you up with new people every time you play. This can be a lot of fun! You should always remember that people you only know online are strangers – be kind, […]