If you don’t know who someone is DON’T REPLY.
Do not give them your name, your phone number or any personal details.
Only use social networks where you feel safe and can keep your personal information hidden.
Don’t delete threatening messages – get help, these can be used to trace who is doing this.
Don’t send photos of yourself or your friends to any space where it can be saved by others.
If someone is sending you threatening messages contact your service provider or the police – they can shut them down.
Only give your number to people you trust.
Ask your friends to agree not to give others your number without your permission.
If the number is withheld DON’T ANSWER.
Don’t delete threatening messages – show them to an adult you can trust.
If someone is sending you threatening messages contact your service provider – they may be able to stop them.
An adult, a friend, a parent, a relative. Don’t keep it to yourself or feel ashamed. It is NOT your fault.
Schools and other groups have policies which do not tolerate bullying of any sort. If you see or hear of someone being bullied or harmed in any way, report it.
If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind,
ChildLine is there for you.
You can call 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk to find out about the different ways you can contact Childline
Abuse is not normal and never ok. If you are in a relationship with someone, you should feel loved, safe, respected and free to be yourself. There are different forms of abuse, which you can find out about here, but if your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it’s possible you’re in an abusive relationship. Find out more about the issue, have your say and seek help here.
If you need a number for a helpline in another country look at Child Helpline International’s map showing links: