Student Safety on Facebook

If someone sends you messages or communicates with you on Facebook, or any other form of social media, that makes you feel uncomfortable or you think is inappropriate, PLEASE tell someone. Tell your parent or a carer, tell a teacher, report it on Facebook or contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) using this link:

Treat ANY friend request with caution, especially if you don’t know them. It doesn’t matter if they are friends with lots of your friends, if you don’t know them don’t accept the friend request.

Facebook: “Don’t talk to me!”
If you ever receive hurtful or abusive messages or posts on your profile page you have options. Depending on how serious the situation is, you can ignore it, ask the person to stop unfriend or block the person, or tell your parents, a teacher, a counsellor or another adult you trust. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

How to unfriend:

How to block:

Report abusive content on Facebook
Make sure you always report abusive content—whether it’s on your profile page, or someone else’s. You can also report inappropriate Pages, Groups, Events and fake or impostor profiles. (Remember that reporting is confidential, so no one will know who made the report).

How to report:

Tips for teens
Don’t share your password with anyone.
Only accept friend requests from people you know.
Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your parents, teachers or employer to see.
Be authentic. The real you is better than anything you might pretend to be.
Learn about privacy settings, and review them often.

Privacy settings:
The Facebook Safety Centre:

If you have any further questions or concerns please see Miss Lowe or Mr Griffin (block 10 office).

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