Online Safety Tips

It’s super important that you know how to stay safe online.

For Children and Young People

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Parents and Carers

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Professionals

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Law Enforcement

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Businesses and Industries

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.