Helping parents and teachers to empower their children to protect themselves online

FAQ

During our seminars, interviews and surveys we’ve came across several questions about internet safety.

See if your questions are listed below, if it’s not, send us an e-mail and we will be happy to answer it.

A good start is to talk to your friend and let them know that you are there for them. You should also discuss with your friend who their older Chatbudi could be if they do not already have one- it is important that somebody over 18 years old also knows about the cyberbullying.

By being a bystander, in other words, just watching someone being bullied and not doing anything about it, can be seen by the bully as approval of their actions and it may also encourage self-blaming among victims.

If anyone else is in your videos you should ensure that you ask their permission before posting online, even if they are just in the background. It’s a matter of privacy and being polite, as they might not want to be in the video. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this case.

A Chatbudi is a person you know who is over the age of 18 and who you can talk to about everything that you are experiencing when you are online.

A Chatbudi should be someone in the real world so that you can tell them about everything good and bad that happens online.

If you are allowed by whoever is at home to play against strangers online then it is usually OK to play against them on game’s consoles. However, you should only talk to people online who you have met in the real world first.

The first thing you should do is stop whatever you are doing online, you should block the person who has messaged you and you should most importantly, tell an adult you trust about what has happened. This person could be your parent or your Chatbudi.

The most important thing to remember is that you should behave the same way you do in the real world as you do in the virtual world, when you are online. If you don’t talk to strangers in the real world, then you shouldn’t talk to them when you are online either. It is a good idea to talk to your parents or another adult who you know and trust about this too.

Yes, selfies are great, as long as you are proud of what you send.

Yes, even private posting creates a digital footprint.