How to stay safe online

Age of Consent`

The law says that anyone under the age of 16 cannot consent to sexual activities. The law says that someone of this age cannot consent and therefore there is no excuse for anyone who is having sex with someone they know is under 16. Anyone who is doing this may be taken to court. Even if both people are under the age of 16, you can be prosecuted. This might include being put on the sex offenders list and getting a criminal record.

Age of criminal responsibility

10 years old is the age of criminal responsibility. This means that from the moment you turn 10 you could legally go to juvenile prison and if your crime is bad enough you could go to prison when you turn 18.


Cyberbullying and Harrasment

Someone who is cyberbullying (bullying on an electronic devise) another person can be taken to court under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.

If anyone is mean to another person due to their race or sexuallity , this is against the law from Harassment Act 1997 and they can be prosecuted and go to jail.