Digital Life

-Staying safe online-

CRIME

If YOU ARE ten or above YOU ARE now an adult in the law's eyes, you will be charged an adults sentence and you should fully understand everything that YOU ARE DOING. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for everything YOU DO; bullying, sexting and theft are just examples of breaking the law.

CONSENT

Sexual Offences Act 2003- NO ONE who is under the age of 16 CAN give consent to have any form of SEXUAL ACTIVITY. Therefore there is NO defence for ANYONE to have sex UNDERAGE. Even if BOTH people are UNDERAGE they could STILL BE PROSECUTED.

If someone is SEXUALLY TOUCHING a person UNDER 16 years old or ASKING them to do a sexual act, this is AGAINST THE LAW and could be PROSECUTED under the SAME ACT.

Sexting

Sexting is the form of sending a sexual image of yourself via a form of communication,if this picture is of anyone under the age of 18, it is against the law to hold this picture on their phone. They are technically in possession of an indecent image of a child. If people are sexting under the age of 18 it is illegal, this includes the fact that it might be a boyfriend/girlfriend/lover. Unfortunately this person can be possibly prosecuted under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

WHAT CAN GO WRONG ONLINE

CYBER BULLYING

Cyber bullying is just as bad as bullying and it usually doesn't get seen by others. Being cyber bullied can make you feel more directed. But this Malicious Communications Act 1988 can get bullys prosecuted for their actions.

IT'S ILLEGAL, MAKE IT STOP!

SOCIAL NETWORK

Be careful not to share too much information with other people on social networks. You don’t know who could be listening in or what they might do with that information. If you wouldn’t be comfortable yelling it out in a crowded room, its best not to write it in a chat room.


Even if you’ve been chatting to the same person for ages and you feel like you know them, remember it’s very easy to lie on the internet and there is no way of knowing if someone is telling the truth. Even if someone shows you a photo of themselves, this could be a picture of someone else or could be faked. This applies to webcam or video footage too; seeing a person in a video, does not mean it’s them.


Therefore do not just add people you don't know tofacebook page or twitter account if you don; know them, they could be lying. People aren't always who they say they are...

What happens next?

Next you should tell someone you trust a friend is always a good idea because they can lend you their support and advice. Or tell a relative, adult or parent who will be able to assist you.


Block the bully from social media.


If you dont want to do anything like this it may be a good idea to Click the ceop button.

Ceop is run by the police but will not tell anybody or do anything without your consent unless you are seriously suffering.

Ant-bullying week

Monday, Nov. 18th, 12am to Friday, Nov. 22nd, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Slogan - 'I See, I Hear, I Feel'

This year we hope to stop people sharing "dirty looks" and cyber bullyng.

Schools all over the UK will be participating in certain events to help stop this epidemic of bullying from spreading to the next generation.