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Online Safety - Children

What to do if you are worried about something you've seen or experienced online?

If you’ve seen something upsetting online, or something makes you feel scared or worried, that’s normal. There are places you can go and people you can speak to for help.

Speak to a trusted adult you can confide in, such as a family member or a teacher at school, about what you’ve seen. They might be able to help clear things up and sort out your concerns.

If you stumbled across something online by accident, that adult may have some tips for how to avoid seeing that upsetting thing in the future. They can also help you find the report button on a site.

Click on the  Urgent Help button below for links to organisations such as Childline who can offer you support or suggest where to go for help.


 The BBC's  'Own It' page has loads of videos and tips about staying safe online or what to do if you are worried. It's broken down into four main topic headings and has lots of helpful videos you can refer to.

They also highlight these four agencies who can give advice if you are worried and don't know who to speak to. It is always best to speak to a trusted adult about worries for yourself or a friend if you can, but if you feel unable to do that, phone Childline on 08001111.




Try some of these great BBC links for help on staying safe online.



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