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Webchat: Online Safety 27.11.2017 4:30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 27th November 2017.

How safe are you when you are online?  Do you know everyone that you talk to online?  Do you have questions about safety while using the internet or are you worried about a friends internet use?  Join us for a webchat on online safety on 27th November 2017 and ask any questions that you may have or give advice to others.

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Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 27 Nov 16:16

Join us in 15 minutes to talk about online safety

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 27 Nov 16:32

Welcome to today's chat on online safety. We all spend lots of time online now and this gives us lots of great opportunities. However we also need to be aware of how we can keep ourselves safe while online

Do you have concerns over your activity online or the safety of one of your friends?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 27 Nov 16:41

Sometimes when chatting to people online we can feel very comfortable and share lots of information with them. The NSPCC advise that online behaviour – including sharing personal information – should mirror behaviour in person. If you wouldn't say it to someone's face you probably shouldn't say it online!

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 27 Nov 16:45

Bullying UK suggest these internet safety tips:
Never give out your real name
Never tell anyone where you go to school
Only meet someone from a chatroom in a public place with one of your parents or another adult. If they are genuinely who they say they are they will be happy to do this
Never give out your address or telephone number
Never agree to meet anyone from a chatroom on your own
Tell an adult if someone makes inappropriate suggestions to you or makes you feel uncomfortable online suggest these

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 27 Nov 16:49

Bullying Uk also talk about these danger signs:
If the person tries to insist on having your address or phone number
If the person emails you pictures which make you feel uncomfortable and which you would not want to show to anyone else
If the person wants to keep their chats with you secret
If the person tells you that you will get into trouble if you tell an adult what has been going on
If the person emails you pictures which make you feel uncomfortable and which you would not want to show to anyone else
If the person wants you to email them pictures of yourself or use a webcam in a way which makes you feel uncomfortable
If the person shares information with you and tells you not to tell anyone else about it
If the person wants to meet you and tells you not to let anyone know

If you find any of these danger signs it's important that you tell your parents or another adult. If your friend tells you that any of these things have happened to them you should advise them to speak to a trusted adult

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 27 Nov 16:52

There have been incidents where young people have been hurt after meeting someone they have met online. Leicestershire Police have made a video called Kayleigh's Love Story that shows the dangers of meeting people online
https://leics.police.uk/categories/kayleighs-love-story

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 27 Nov 16:58

Thank you for looking at tonight's chat. Remember spending time online is fun and a great way to find information and meet new people. Following some basic safety rules when you are online can help you to make the most of it.

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

http://www.healthforteens.co,uk or:

www.nspcc.org.uk 

www.childline.org.uk 

www.youngminds.org.uk

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your Public Health Nurse (previously known as a school nurse) or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your Public Health Nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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