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Mobile phone safety

Mobile phones are a great way to keep in touch with your friends. If someone you don't know gets in touch with you on your mobile, or if you are being bullied through your phone, you should tell someone who can help you.

Mobile phone safety

Mobile phone safety tips

  • Keep your phone with you at all times.
    If you're worried about someone taking it, keep it hidden from sight.
  • Only give your mobile number to your friends and people that you trust.
  • Don't lend your phone to someone you don't know or trust, or put it in a place where other people could get hold of it.
  • Most phones allow you to lock your phone with a PIN code. If you don't have the code you can't unlock it, so if anyone steals your phone they won't be able to use it.
  • If someone is pressuring you into giving them your number, tell someone about it such as a teacher or a parent.
  • If you have Bluetooth on your phone, keep it switched off when you are not using it.

What can I do if someone is bullying me through my mobile?

It's now quite easy for mobile phone companies to trace the identity of anyone who is sending nasty or abusive text messages. If you are being bullied and receiving nasty or threatening messages on your mobile then you should tell an adult. This could be a parent or teacher. They can help you put a stop to this.

All UK mobile companies are used to dealing with nuisance calls and have people you can call who can help you deal with this.

Find out  more about how to deal with bullying.

Other sites that can help

Lots of great advice about staying safe online.

Tips for staying safe when you're chatting online.
Chat Danger

Staying safe on your mobile

Have you got any tips for staying safe on your mobile? Or just want to know more? You can read or post on the ChildLine message boards.

Safety and social networking message board

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Is there any other information or advice you'd like to see on mobile safety?

Mobile phone safety 


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