Let’s be honest. It can feel loads easier chatting to guys and girls on Facebook or on messenger. Talking face to face can be pretty nerve wracking.
Just make sure you know who you are chatting to. Someone who says they are a ‘hot 17 year old from Bristol’ might actually be a 50 year old person looking to take advantage of you and even if you DO know them, there’s still some tips you need to consider.
4YP’s top tips are:
- Never agree to meet someone on your own – especially if you have never met them before because they might not be who you thought they were.
- Don’t share intimate pictures of yourself. Once you’ve shared that photo, you’ve lost control of it and it could spread over the internet in seconds.
There’s a really good website that’s worth checking out where you can watch films and get more advice: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
If you’re at all worried or unsure then tell an adult or report problems to www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/report/