Police issue online safety advice regarding Pictures and videos!
ONLINE SAFETY - PICTURES &
A few years ago most people only took a camera to special occasions like parties or holidays. Now we carry cameras all the time - on our phones.
You can take some snaps or shoot a video anywhere and share them online in no time. Photos and videos can be a great way to show your friends what you’re up to.
But remember, it can be really hard, sometimes impossible, to delete pictures or videos from the internet or other people’s mobiles. Once you’ve shared something online or on your mobile you’ve lost control of it - it can be copied, shared and even edited!
If you send an embarrassing picture or video to a friend it could end up anywhere. If you post it online anyone could see it, including your parents, teachers or future employers!
Remember – it’s never too late to get help if you’ve shared something you regret. You can report photos and videos to the websites they are on or seek help from an adult you trust.
For the latest advice:
Young people who have shared something they regret and are worries are encouraged to call ChildLine:
Call them on 0800 1111. The number won’t appear on your phone bill.
You can also visit www.childline.org.uk to speak to a counsellor online.
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