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Advice for children and young people: online issues and worries


There are lots of great things about social media, apps and games, life wouldn't be the same without them for most of us. But sometimes things can go wrong and you might feel like you are in an unsafe or upsetting situation.

We all want to keep our online experience positive so this area has been created to help you make sense of some of the issues that you might have to deal with. The information pages also include advice on what to do and where to turn for help if you are worried about something online. 

Always keep in mind that you have rights and these rights also apply in the digital world!


Please use this HWB website for guidance




Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.

Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.


If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:


CEOP Website


Helpful links to look at with your family:

Age 5-7

Age 8-10

Age 11-13


Tips for staying safe online:


  • Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.


  • Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you. 

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