Is it a good idea to give your real name on the internet? How can we stay safe online? Tell us your top online safety tips.

Your Turn: Internet safety
Average: 3.7 (389 votes)


This is so safe

Hello i'm new on this website i need new friends from different countries

Hi everyone,
There is some good advice in the comments on this page!
However please remember never to give your real name - it's much safer that way.
And never talk about where or when you are meeting your friends in real life.
Have fun and be safe online!

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

 On some social web-sites our real name is god idea. We can protect it on very easy way: as first we need very very strong password. second: we shouldn't tell anyone abut our email or password. Also we shouldn't talk with strange people. I know, everyone want to have friends from all around the world, so if you want, you should talk only how are you, years or something like when you're meeting friends in real world. We shouldn't give our home address, phone number or something like this. :)

I believe, even though I never have, that giving your first name (and your first name only) is okay. There are many people with the same name as you, so the reader cannot track you down. But this is against the rules on many websites, so I would spare yourself the shame and not say your name. (Heh. That rhymes.)

Here are a few hints for social activities on websites such as this one;

- Never say your exact location, phone number or full name.
- It is never OK to send someone you have never met a picture of yourself (A.K.A selfie, groupie ect.).
- Don't tell anyone your school. They can go to the school, and maybe pick you up from school without being allowed to!

Those are my top safety tips. Have a nice day, hope I brushed up your technical knowledge!


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Hi LadyGymnastFriend,
Do you want to change your character?
Right click on the picture to get to your account. Then click the tab 'edit'.
Scroll down to the picture and click 'create character'. Follow the instructions and when you have finished, don't forget to save. 
Don't worry if the new picture does not appear immediately - it can take up to a week for it to appear.
Have fun!

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team