For People with Down's Syndrome : Staying Safe Online

Stay safe online

The internet can be really fun and interesting to use. But you need to be safe online too.

We have tips to help you stay safe.

How to stay safe online

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If you haven’t used the internet a lot before, ask someone to help you.

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If you aren’t sure about something you read or see online, ask someone.


Don’t share personal information online. This information is private.

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Think before you say something online. What you say could be shared with lots of people. Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want other people to read.

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If someone says something online that upsets you, tell an adult you trust.

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Don’t agree to meet someone you don’t know in real life.

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Don’t delete nasty messages. Show them to your parents or an adult you trust.

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Remember to enjoy the internet! The internet is meant to be fun

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If something happens online that makes you feel unhappy or unsafe, tell someone you trust.

More information

Safer Net has top tips for staying safe.

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has information about staying safe on social media.

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