After drinking more than you should the night before you will almost certainly wake up with a hangover, as alcohol irritates the stomach you may be vomiting and sick and sometimes have diarrhoea. Alcohol makes you dehydrated, which often leads to a banging headache the morning after, along with feelings of guilt of what you got up to the night before.
Keep your password safe and don't tell anyone else
Be careful in chat rooms. Just because it says that it's only for young people, there's no way to tell if only young people are using it. It might be someone trying to trick you
Use a nickname instead of your real name in chat rooms, or when chatting with anyone on the Internet
If someone says something that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, then leave the chat room. Make sure you tell someone, like your Mum or Dad, carer, teacher, youth worker or friend
Don't give out your e-mail address. Keep it private. If you want to give out an e-mail address choose a disposable address e.g. a second Hotmail/Yahoo address
Before you leave any computer remember to log out of all the sites you have logged on to. This way nobody can pretend to be you, or use services that only you're entitled to use
Cyber Bullying is a growing issue and we would suggest a visit to the following web page:
Bullying Online web site for information and support and a new site www.digizen.org with a page on cyber bullying including video.
Homophobic bullying is a particular type of bullying which is related to a person’s sexual orientation, or assumed sexual orientation, and/or gender identity. This particular form of bullying can be verbal, physical or psychological.
If you are chatting to people on the internet, then don't tell anyone your personal details, especially your address, telephone number or school.
Don't ever send anyone your picture, any of your bank details, or credit card details without first checking with a responsible adult.
Don't sign up for a get rich quick scheme. If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. If not then it may end up costing you money.
Don't arrange to meet anyone unless your parent or carer (or a responsible friend) goes with you and you meet in a very public place with lots of people around.
Don't open e-mail attachments. Attachments can contain viruses or other programmes that can destroy all the information and software on your computer No virus found in this incoming message.
We want everyone to be happy and healthy, and for the most part the internet is an exciting place.
It makes sense to 'keep safe', on the Internet, just as you would in the real world. You would not reveal you're personal details to a stranger on the street now would you? Well, would you?
Stay Safe on the Web: For information about how to stay safe on the web check out www.chatdanger.com a great site that explains how you can be safe in the following areas; Mobiles, Chat, e-mail, Messenger and Games.