Mobile phone safety tips
Mobile phones are a great way to keep in touch with your friends. But if someone you don't know gets in touch with you, or you're being bullied through your phone, you should tell someone who can help.
Try these mobile safety tips:
- Keep your phone with you
If you're worried about someone taking it, keep it hidden from sight
- Be careful with your number
Only give it to your friends and people that you trust
- Don't lend your phone to someone you don't know
Or put it in a place where other people could get hold of it
- Use a PIN
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
- Don't be pressured to give your number out
If someone is pressuring you into giving them your number, tell someone about it such as a teacher or a parent
- Switch your Bluetooth off
If you have Bluetooth on your phone, keep it switched off when you are not using it.