Stay safe online
Today is Safer Internet Day, a worldwide celebration encouraging the safe and positive use of the Internet and digital technologies among children and young people.
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The use of online technologies and social networking has exploded in recent years creating a big change in the way we connect with others. As with any change to how we do things, there are both pros and cons.
Kids Helpline has some tips for staying safe:
- Think about what you say and do online - Think before you post, send or blog and treat others as you would like to be treated. Remember, online information could be there forever
- Check your privacy settings and block bullies and spam - Set your profile to private and check every now and then to make sure the settings haven’t changed
- Report things that make you upset to the social networks or your parents/teachers - If anything makes you scared or uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult or contact Kids Helpline. Don't suffer in silence.
We will be posting tips about cybersafety all week on the blog. Stay tuned!
If kids and young people want to talk to someone they can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use email or web counselling services. No issue is too big or small.
Parents can visit the Hot Topics section on the Kids Helpline website for more tips on cybersafety.
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