If something we see online makes us feel worried or upset, it can help to talk.
Enjoying the internet safely
There are many ways you can stay safe online while also enjoying what the internet has to offer. Positive things young people can do online include:
Some negative things can happen online
It is important to be alert to negative things which can happen online. These include:
It’s important to be aware of what we are sharing online and who we are sharing with.
Support is available
If something you see online upsets you, you can get support. Is there someone you feel comfortable talking to, such as a parent, a carer or another adult you trust?
You may feel that your parents / carers won’t understand what you are talking about, or will take away your device, but talking it through together might be helpful. You might just find a good solution together.
You can always talk to Childline too. Childline is always here to listen to you and support you.