All children and young people have the right to be kept safe from harm and not to be hurt, abused or mistreated by others. There are lots of ways to stay safe, both online and in the real world. Learn about bullying, staying safe online, stranger danger, and learn how to report your worries and concerns.

Share Your Worries

Sometimes it can be difficult to share your worries and concerns with adults. Some young people fear they will get into trouble if they tell someone about their problems, or that telling will make things worse. This isn’t the case.

There are many adults who can help by listening to your problems, providing advice, keeping you safe and helping you to get the support you need. Until they know what’s going on they might not know you need help.

If you’re worried about something or someone hurting you, whether physically or emotionally (e.g. hurting your feelings), tell a teacher, youth worker or someone at home. You can also contact ChildLine free of charge and speak to a trained counsellor or visit our useful phone numbers page for more ideas and advice.

Staying safe online

Billions of people all over the world use the Internet for lots of different reasons. Most people who go online are friendly but some people shouldn’t be trusted, just like in real life. Keeping yourself safe online is just as important as being safe offline and the same rules apply: do not talk to strangers or share your personal information with people you don’t know.

Get more advice about staying safe online here.


Anti-bullying primary

Bullying can happen to anyone, no matter how old they are, where they live or what they look like. Bullying can make a person feel sad, angry and alone. Sometimes

Stay Safe Online

The Internet is a really great tool to find new information, play games, listen to music, chat with friends and to help with homework, and is used by millions of

Reporting bullying or abuse

If someone is bullying or abusing you and you feel upset, worried, anxious or scared you should always tell a trusted adult who can help you. Sometimes children feel ashamed

Stranger Danger

A stranger is anyone you don’t know very well or you have never seen before. A stranger can look like anyone! They might be a man, woman, boy or girl.

Useful Phone Numbers

If you are worried, upset or need help and want to talk to someone for advice there are lots of different organisations that provide free phone lines for children and