Whatsapp Safety

Here are some tips to make sure you have a secure time on WhatsApp:

The age restriction for WhatsApp is 16+, so this is not a suitable app for primary school children.

Keep Your Personal Information Safe:

  • Never share your full name, address, phone number, school name, or any other personal information with strangers on WhatsApp.
  • Use a fun nickname instead of your real name for your profile.

Be Cautious of Strangers:

  • Only chat with people you know in real life. If someone you don’t know tries to talk to you, tell a trusted adult right away.

Think Before You Share:

  • Be careful about what you share on WhatsApp. Once you send a message or a picture, you can’t take it back.
  • Always ask for permission before sharing someone else’s photo or message.

Be Kind and Respectful:

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated. Be kind, polite, and respectful in your messages.
  • If someone says something that makes you uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to tell them or talk to a trusted adult about it.

Stay Safe in Groups:

  • Only join WhatsApp groups that are created by people you know and trust.
  • If someone is being mean or bullying others in a group chat, leave the group and tell an adult about it.
  • Get permission from friends before you add them to a group.

Privacy Settings:

  • Set your privacy settings so that only your contacts can see your profile picture, status updates, and last seen status.
  • Avoid adding unknown numbers to your contacts.

Trust Your Instincts:

  • If something feels wrong or makes you uncomfortable while chatting on WhatsApp, trust your instincts and talk to a trusted adult about it.

Remember, your safety is the most important thing. If you ever feel unsure about something while using WhatsApp, don’t hesitate to talk to a parent, guardian, or teacher.