Help and advice

Click on the appropriate link on this page to access the latest online safety information that is relevant to your age group.

In addition to this, if you're feeling uncomfortable or worried about any contact you have experienced online, you can report it by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page or by calling the police on 101. In an emergency you should always dial the 999 emergency service.

Hampshire Constabulary's personal internet and cyber safety six-point plan:

  1. Do not give out personal details or photographs.
  2. Don't take other people at face value - they may not be who they claim to be.
  3. Never arrange to meet someone you've only met on the internet.
  4. Always stay in public areas of chat, where there are others around.
  5. Don't click on a link or download a file unless you know and trust where it has come from.
  6. Never respond directly to anything you find disturbing - save or print it, log off and tell an adult.

To contact CEOP, click here.

Some of the internet safety information reproduced in these pages has been supplied by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Dating websites - click here for information and advice on staying safe when using dating websites and chat forums.