Keeping yourself safe
Thinking of running away from home?
If you are thinking of running away from home have look at this leaflet which has been produced by the Children's Society.
Thinking of running away from home leaflet
Here you'll find info on a whole range of issues. Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But if you have a worry you can't cope with, don't bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone in your family, a carer, one of your friends or maybe a teacher, or you can contact ChildLine at any time.
Think U Know?
Visit the ThinkUKnow website to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.
Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to REPORT if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
What is CyberMentors?
CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.
If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help. It doesn't matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you're being targeted online or offline, CyberMentors are here to listen and support you.
The best thing about it is that CyberMentors are young people too. It's never easy talking about bullying, and many young people have told us that they would prefer to speak to another young person if they could. That's why CyberMentors are young people like you, who have been trained and are volunteering their time online to help you. It's still important however, that you talk to your parents or teachers if you can.
If you want to talk about a problem you've got with bullying, just drop a CyberMentor a message, or ask to chat to them online. The site is secure, and you can keep all your chats private, but there are also counsellors available for anything really serious.
Arabic, Chinese, French, Somali and English Private Fostering Leaflets
- Private Fostering is when you live with an adult who is not your mum, dad or a close relative, such as, your grandparents, aunt or uncle.
- It applies to children and young people under 16 (or up to 18 if you have disabilities).
- If you are going to live with, for example, a friend of your family, a more distant relative, a neighbour, someone in the community, or the parent of your boyfriend/girlfriend and you will be staying with them longer than 28 days - this is called private fostering.
Bullying UK Website
Are you being bullied? Do you want some advice?
Also, if you look at the young people section you can find information on :
Click Clever Click Safe!
The internet is a great way to see more, learn more and have lots of fun. To help you enjoy it safely, you should follow the ‘Click Clever, Click Safe Code’. It's just three simple things to remember that can help keep you safe when you visit your favourite websites.
BBC Safesurfing Website
Visit the Chatdanger website to learn about the potential dangers and ways of keeping safe in interactive areas online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.
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