Here is some advice to help you stay safe online:
Use and follow the advice that you have been given in school.
Some social networking sites have a minimum age of 13 years.
Only use adult moderated networking sites.
Do not stay in a chat room if anyone says anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. Tell a parent/adult immediately.
Be a critical user by considering “is this information true?”
Tell a parent/adult if you receive a message that is scary, threatening or rude, do not respond to the message – log off.
Do not send anyone your photograph.
Never meet up with someone you have met in cyberspace without your parents’ permission.
Never give out your password to others.
Don’t be tempted to send or follow ‘chain mails’.
Enjoy your time on the internet in a safe manner and remember there are other things that you can also do: such as read a good book; play with their friends; spend time with family and participate in sport.