Mobile phones let us keep in touch with our friends and family.
Here are some handy tips to keep you and your phone safe:
- Make sure your parents know what you mean when you send a text
- Before you go out, make sure all the numbers you need are stored on your phone
- Make sure your battery is fully charged and that you have credit before leaving the house
- Put your friends’ numbers in your parents’ phones, or write them down, just in case they need to contact you and your phone isn’t working
- Only give out your mobile number to your friends and family
- Don’t reply to texts from people you don’t know
- When you’re out and about don’t keep your phone on display and put it on vibrate, so only you know when it’s ringing
- Don’t walk and text at the same time, you won’t know what’s going on around you
- If you don’t have any credit, you can still call 999 if you need to
- 112 is the international emergency telephone number, it will put you through to the emergency services even if you are elsewhere in Europe
- If your phone is out of action, you can call 100 or 0800 REVERSE (7383773) in a phone box to reverse charges and call home
- Store a number to contact in case of an emergency under ICE (In Case of Emergency) in the contacts list in your phone
- Follow your school rules about mobile phones.
- If your can, lock your phone. It means if someone takes it, they can’t use it
- Only give your telephone number to people you trust.
- If you get a nasty text message, don’t reply, but tell a grown up you trust.
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If you find a mobile phone at school hand it in to your teacher. If you find it while out and about, take it to your nearest open police station or complete the online found form and keep it in a safe place.
Content uploaded: 22/07/2015 14:22 | Modified: 17/05/2016 14:41