The internet is brilliant because you are able to connect with people across the world really easily and share your interests. However it is very important you know how to stay safe online as people can join in and pretend to be anyone they like.
rust no one – never give your personal details out Just as you wouldn’t tell a stranger your details, don’t share your full name, address or phone numbers over the internet – you never know who might get in touch. Also, keep these details off any pieces of art you send us.
lways keep your password a secret If you don’t, you could have nosey people looking through your stuff. They also might do things you don’t agree with in your profile – like give a piece of art a really bad score when you actually thought it was very good.
ell no one your real name – make your username as imaginative as you can If your username gives away too much about you, people might be able to find out other details about you that you don’t want to share.
verything you post stays online, so if in doubt, leave it out You can delete things, and we can remove things for you, but it’s possible to get old versions of websites, where your artwork might still be live. If you’re not sure if you should send us something, it might be best not to.
Keep asking permission to send photographs We are happy for you to send in photographs of yourself, your friends and your family to Tate Kids, but please make sure you double check it's OK with your parents, and whoever is in the photograph first.
f you feel unsafe or unsure about anything tell an adult If another user or an image is upsetting you, tell an adult who you can trust about it. Let them help you report your problem to us and we’ll do the best to sort it out.
on’t share anything unless you don’t mind the whole world seeing it Loads of people use the internet – your family, your friends and their families, your teachers – and their friends and their families! If something is private, definitely keep it offline as everyone could see it!
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