Young People

Young People

Welcome to the young people section of the NetSafe website! Here you will find information on anything ranging from annoying pop ups to cyberbullying. Hector Protector is an animated dolphin and with his and his friends help, you can learn what to do when you come across scary, bad or dangerous stuff online. Be sure to check him out on the Hector's World website.

Click on the links on the left hand side of the page to find out more info about each topic or click below on the frequently asked questions that we get at NetSafe.

1. Someone is sending me nasty texts. What can I do?

2. People are saying mean stuff to me on facebook. What can I do?

3. I saw some pictures online that I don't feel very good about

4. How do I do some research for my project?

5. My friend usesĀ Bit TorrentĀ to get music: is it safe?

If you've got a question about a situation of your own, or have some ideas of questions that it would be helpful for people to read the answers to, let us know.

Phone us: 0508 638 723
Sometimes interactions on the net can take a bad turn. If you're worried or uncomfortable about something, it's important to talk with someone you trust about it. Maybe you've run across some images that were upsetting. Maybe you gave personal information out to someone who is starting to get pushy with you. Maybe you are spending most of your waking hours online and can't seem to stop yourself, or perhaps you are worried about a friend's online actions.

You can send a confidential query to NetSafe from any page of this site. You can also give us a call for free on 0508 NETSAFE. If you don't feel you can talk to your parent or caregiver, and you are at school, there may be a teacher or counsellor there you can talk to, or a local group you can call that supports young people. You are not alone, and help is available.

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