getting too close
I want to tell you about what happened to a friend of mine...
She got into trouble with a guy she met on an Internet chatroom. They exchanged mobile numbers online, and they arranged to meet by texting and phoning each other on their mobiles. When they met up he attacked her...
what advice would you give?
Someone you know is being bullied at school during the day and receiving nasty and threatening emails and texts at night...
look after your m8s
- Met a boy at the park - He fancied me - I wasn’t sure - So gave my friend’s mobile no. instead...
3G and the future of mobiles
Can you imagine the day when your pet can ring you on your mobile or when you can send smells to people?

picture phones


This story is taken from Childnet's Kidsmart website, see, and is based on a real story. The names have been changed.

what should i do?

  • Think before you send. Get your friends’ permission before taking pictures of them, and especially before sending pictures to someone else or to the Internet.
  • Remember that as soon as you have sent them, you can’t control where they end up. Children have got into difficulties in this way - in a recent case in Europe, for example, four secondary school pupils were suspended for using mobile phones to pass round a pornographic picture of a schoolgirl.

>>click here to find out what you need to know to keep safe with mobiles to find out what you need to know to keep safe with mobiles.