How to stay safe online

Online and mobile safety | Childline

If you are 5, 6 or 7, I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun.

We have included these links to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.

You can also find out about    Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely!


If you’re between 8 and 10, you probably know a lot about using the internet.

Watch this video for information about SnapMaps

Keep your personal details safe!

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Here are some fun websites, videos and games to help you stay safe online.

How to report problems.

CEOP – For advice, help or to report visit the safety centre.

Being online and using the internet is just like being in the real world – you can chat to people, play games and share pictures. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say nasty things to you which upset you, or you may see something that you don’t like. If this happens, you must remember that it’s not your fault.

  • ALWAYS TELL A TRUSTED ADULT straight away if you are upset or worried about something that has happened online.
  • Remember to SAVE ANY MESSAGES that have upset you so you can show them an adult. An adult will be able to help, and they will be able to give you good advice about what else you can do. Never worry about getting in trouble – you aren’t the one who has done anything wrong.