Mobile Phone Safety Tips
Mobiles are a great way to keep in touch with your mates by calling them, texting or sending photo or video messages. Just like staying safe online, it's a good idea to know what to do if you start being bullied through your mobile, or if someone you don't know contacts you.
- Keep your phone with you at all times. If you are worried about someone taking it at school or if you are out, leave it at home, their betters then explaining to your parents you’ve had your new smart phone stolen right?
- 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 you set up a password don’t make it too easy, like your date of birth, this is normally the first thing someone will try. Also don’t think your being smart by making it your bank card pin!
- 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 this switched off when you are not using it, makes the battery last longer too!