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Top Tips: Stay Safe Online

The following people featured in our films about internet safety, One Click from Danger and One Click from Capture.

Here are their suggestions on how to help young people stay safe online.

Ellie and Olivia were two teenage girls approached by a paedophile via their social networking sites.

Ellie: You don't know who's watching you

My tips would be when you are first setting up your account, make sure you put on privacy settings.

Basically put your profile onto private and don't accept anyone you don't know and be careful about what you put out onto the internet because you don't know who's watching you.

Olivia: Don't display a lot of information

Never accept anyone you don't know if you think you know them, ask them first how they know you and if they don't give a good answer its not worth even adding them because the consequences are always going to be worse.

"I'd also say that it is important that you don't display a lot of information about yourself.

And if you're scared, don't be afraid to tell anyone

Ellie's Mum Jane
Ellie's mum Jane: Encourage your children to talk
Ellie's mum Jane

Always encourage them (your children) to tell you if they're ever concerned about anything, that they're not the ones that are at fault.

Helen Penn
Helen Penn: Get your children to show you what they're using
Helen Penn

Helen Penn is Head of the Education Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

Get your children to show you what they're using and through that you'll then see what the risks are and what you can personally do about those.

Jeremy Vine with Det Sgt Nick Duffield in front of a computer
Det Sgt Nick Duffield with Jeremy Vine
Det Sgt Nick Duffield, Metropolitan Police Paedophile Unit.

Keep the personal details to an absolute minimum.

No phone numbers, no names, no school names and just keep that personal information to yourself or hidden behind that front page.

Anyone with that intention or trying to identify you can piece all these little bits of personal information together and in a very short space of time can identify who you are, where you are, what school you go to, what your hobbies are, and who your friends are.

Computer keyboard
Sharon Owen

Sharon Owen has a young daughter and lives next door to Roger Kenneth Manning, the predator exposed by Panorama.

Don't let your children have it (the computer) in their bedrooms.

I think that's one of the main things. We've got ours in the hallway and there's always people going to and from

Panorama: One Click from Capture on BBC One at 8.30pm on Monday 26 May 2008.


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