Messaging friends online and sharing pics is fun and a great way to link up out of school but it is very important to make sure that people who you don’t know do not get hold of any of your information.
The links below will help you to stay safe online – and you can always ask your teacher or school adult via Google Classroom or in school if you need help!
If you are feeling worried you could visit KOOTH, an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people https://www.kooth.com/
If you are feeling frightened in your home because of someone’s behaviour, the Kingston Domestic Violence Hub is open 9am to 5:30pm and can be reached on 020 8547 6046. If you need support outside of these hours call the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
If you are in immediate danger call the Police on 999. If you can’t talk out loud the police operate a Silent Solution, call 999 and then press 55.
www.childline.org.uk comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling. Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours) Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online.
If you see something criminal online (or offline) you can report it 100% anonymously at www.fearless.org