Some of you may have your own Instagram account or Facebook profile that lets you chat with friends or communicate with other users who share your interests. These social networks let you create your own blog, upload photos and videos for others to see and add people to an online friends list.
Social networks are a great way of keeping in touch but you should always think carefully before adding someone to your list of online friends or posting information that you wouldn't be happy with your parent/carer or teacher seeing.
- once you've shared something online you have lost control of it
- people may still be able to see things you've posted online, months or years later
- some people may use what you've posted online in ways you don't like - or couldn't even imagine
- without you knowing, some people may share things about you which are upsetting
- to make sure you know who to contact if someone has upset you, made you feel uncomfortable, or you need support to deal with bullying
If you are looking for more information about staying in control of your page and how to get the most out of social networking sites, ThinkUKnow has all the advice you need.