Safety is important
Webjam allows you to create your own personal space on the web and to connect with your friends, family or members of your organisation(s). It's important for you, and the Webjam community, to put in place practical measures to keep our community safe.
We have created this page for you to be able to access information, tips and online resources about keeping safe online.
Please read Webjam's Terms and Conditions with respect to the age restriction for using Webjam. The T&Cs state that you must be 13 years or older to use this service, and if you are between 13 and 17 years old, you can only use this service in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, a parent or guardian.
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Cyberbullying is using the internet or other technology to deliberately harass another person or people. Cyberbullying can take the form of a message sent via email, IM, or posted on a website.
Cyberbullies may disclose a victim's personal details, assume the identity of the victim to defame them, or send messages to their victims to intimidate them.
If you are being cyberbullied or threatened online in any way, there are things you can do to stop it:
Visit the following websites to get more information to help you stay safer online:
Young People & Adult resources (US centric):
Common Sense Media is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, who exist to provide parents with trustworthy information to help manage their kids' media lives.
ConnectSafely is a forum for parents, teens, educators and advocates engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. ConnecSafely's Video are a video series featuring online family The Webs.
Web Wise Kids is about empowering today's youth to make informed wise online decisions.
Young People & Adult resources (UK centric):
COPPA contains information on compliance with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Thinkuknow contains information for users on the sites they like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Users can find out what’s good, what’s not and what they can do about it. Thinkyknow has been created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
Beatbullying is a bullying prevention charity in the UK, working to create a world where bullying is unacceptable.
ChildLine in association with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) offers UK young people advice and someone to talk to in confidence.
Cyberbullying created by Directgov Young People provides information on dealing with, and stopping cyberbullying.
Young People & Adult resources (non-UK and non-US centric):
NetSafe provides cybersafety education for all New Zealanders - children, parents, schools, community organisations and businesses.
NetAlert is an Australian Government initiative to provide a safe online environment for all families, especially children.
Becta is the UK Government's key partner in the strategic development and delivery of its information and communications technology (ICT) and e-learning.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the United States federal government and the technology industry to help users be on guard against internet fraud, secure their computer, and protect their personal information.
The UK Home Office's webpages on Identity theft provide information to help users protect themselves, advises what to do if a user is a victim of identity theft and suggests where to get further help.
Samaritans UK provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. For people outside of the UK & Ireland visit www.befrienders.org to find the nearest helpline.
Report Abuse created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) contains UK contact information for reporting cyberbullying, hacking, viruses, mobile problems, harmful content and sexual behaviour.