So, if you are going to chat to people you meet online here are some tips to help you do it safely.
REMEMBER – if someone makes you feel uncomfortable, worried or even frightened online you should tell an adult you trust, or report to CEOP.
However, not everyone you chat to online will be who they say they are.
Even if you’ve been chatting to the same person for ages and you feel like you know them, you need to remember it’s very easy to lie on the internet.
If you are a private person you can chat with people privately as well. Give a change and meet girls and boys living nearby in your area as well as around the world. Signing up is very simple, you can even use your facebook or google account to login.
When you're starting a new chat, you should try to open the conversation.
While we all want to present the best version of ourselves, dressing in a way that feels unnatural is guaranteed to make you feel uncomfortable and is likely to put a damper on your date.
You don’t need to start telling knock-knock jokes, but if you have a funny anecdote or two in your arsenal, don’t be afraid to share.’ ‘Most of what we communicate is through our body language rather than words.
If you’re doing things you don’t want to do it’s never too late to get help. Talk to an adult you trust, like a parent, carer, teacher or youth worker.