Never give out your name, address, house number, street, school, phone number or any personal information to anyone you meet on the internet. People can use the slightest information to locate where you live, putting you in danger! As a golden rule, always ask an adult (parent or guardian) before you send any personal details over the internet.
Never email pictures of yourself, or friends and family, to strangers and NEVER upload any to public sites.
Protect yourself by keeping any passwords you have safe. Don't give them out to friends (you may fall out with friends), only to responsible adults in your family. Use a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols when creating passwords; don't chose obvious passwords such as a nickname or favourite colour.
If you enter a public chat room, be truthful about your age but NEVER say anything about where you live, where you go to school or your family - always use a nickname.
If you are ever unsure about the content of conversations - alert your parents or guardians, or even a teacher at school!
If a website asks you to fill in your name, address, email address and hobbies, always check with an adult. When you give information out about yourself over the internet, you can never be sure who will see it and how it will be used.