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Online safety

The internet is a great place to have fun and learn, however there are a few things to be aware of.

  • Keep your personal information private – check your privacy settings so that only people you want to see your stuff can see it
  • Learn how to block people/ accounts that you don’t know to stop them from being able to chat or message you
  • Have a think about what you post and say online. What you think is funny now may affect you in the future
  • If someone you have only had contact with online asks you to meet them in person, tell an adult you trust
  • People online may not be what they seem. It’s better to only interact with people you know in the real world

More information about staying safe online and reporting crimes can be found on the Police Scotland Youth Hub website, the ThinkuKnow website and in our ‘How to stay safe online‘ blog post.