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.

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That is a good aiders .

Don't do it. You get problems whit your real name on internet a guy watch to you acount and can hack it and your 
things that you write on your acount he can see evry thing!!!!

Hi everyone
Please I want everyone to be safe in their lives and happy.
Please I will remember to not use the bad web sides who are not good for the computers.
I have a cousin in Sweden and he is 13 years old now he is in year9 now and he miss so much.

This is safe

Hi everyone
There are some bad web sides are not good for the computers.
Because it is not allowed for young children's you must be for 13 years.
Last year my sister was using it now she has stopped using it because it can be some bullying
comments to you.
Please I will remember everyone to not using it.

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!