YOUR DIGITAL WORLD

do you know how to stay safe online?

YOUR ONLINE RESPONSIBILITIES

CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITIES

When you reach the age of 10, you can be arrested as a result of your actions, this is called being criminally responsible.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is when someone is mean to someone else using the internet; this could be facebook, e-mail, text etc.


Cyberbullying can be very serious, so although you may think there is nothing you can do about it, there is for both the bullyer and the victim.


People can be procecuted for cyberbullying and so it is important that you are responsible for what you say and do online. If you are being cyberbullied and do not know what to do about it, the first thing you must consider is telling a responsible adult, if you feel unable to do this there is a button called 'CLICK CEOP' (it is normally located at the bottom of social networking sights or you can follow this link to there website ' http://www.ceop.police.uk/ ')


If you know someone elso who is being cyberbullied, IT IS YOUR DUTY TO REPORT IT! It could be really upsetting the person recieving it and although it may seem like a joke, the most important thing to remember is that even if you dont think its cyberbullying dont participate in any forwarding of messages, pictures etc.

HARRASMENT

If someone is mean to anther person online based on their race, ethniciy etc; they can be prosecuted (if they are aged 10 or over).

SEXTING

Sexting is when you send a sexual photo of yourself or someone else via text.

IT IS AGAINST THE LAW!!!

Who ever has that picture saved on there phone is technically in possession of indecent image of a child (under 18).

This means that this is a prosecuted under Sexual Offences Act 2003.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

Social networks can be a great sorce of communication but you need to be responsible.

Here is some more information on the main social networking sites:


FACEBOOK

- Make sure that your privacy settings are as high as possible.

- Do not add people that you dont know.

- If someone says or does something that upsets you (e.g. uploads a picture that you dont want, posts something mean etc) that you tell someone.

- Never give away private information about yourself (e.g. adress, phone number, where your going etc)

- Make sure you are not mean or do not upset anyone.

TWITTER

- Don't tweet where you are or where you are going.

- Do not share any personal imformation about yourself.

- Put your privacy settings up to high.

- Make sure you are not mean or do not upset anyone.


SKYPE

- Make sure you are sensible and dont share too much personal information about yourself.

- NEVER turn on your video camera to people you dont know well.

- Dont accept people you do not know on skype.

WHO TO TELL IF YOU NEED HELP

There are lots of poeple you can tell if you are worried about something happening online, these include: parents, teachers, friends(mainly for support as it is unlikely that they will be able to do anything about the situation - in this situation it would be a good idea to tell someone else first).

If you feel that anything is getting completely out of hand then there are other places where you can get help (this will be confidential), here are some links:

http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx or call 0800 1111

http://www.ceop.police.uk/Contact-Us/ or call +44 (0)870 000 3344

ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!