CHATTING

  • When you’re chatting to people online, try not to give out any personal information about yourself. This includes your full name, address or school. It’s ok to tell someone what city you live in though as long as you don’t include anything else. Even giving a street name can be enough to allow someone to find you. If anyone ever asks you for this information, tell a trusted adult straight away.
  • Some people who you meet online may not be who they say they are. It’s easy for people to lie when they’re chatting over the internet, so don’t arrange to meet up with someone who you have met online. If anyone asks to meet up with you, tell a trusted adult. It is not a good idea, but if you do decide to meet up then make sure you take a trusted adult with you and meet in a public place.