Sometimes we easily forget that there is a real person on the other end of your game or chat. It is easier to say and do things online that you may not do in real life. This may hurt the feelings of a person or make them feel unsafe or embarrassed. It is important to treat people online the same way as you would in real life.
You should always:
- Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Never use bad language and don’t say things to make others feel bad.
- Practice ‘netiquette’ and understand what is acceptable to do and say and what is not
- Take care of yourself. Don’t respond if someone says something rude or something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Leave the chat room or forum straight away.
- Tell your parents or another adult if you feel uncomfortable, sad or scared about anything you have seen online