YC Hertfordshire Listings is a brilliant way of finding out what is going on in your area and across Hertfordshire. Taking part in new activities and opportunities is fantastic, but we also want you to be aware of your own safety.
Here are some personal safety guidelines that you and your friends should take a look at:
- Use the activity details you find on YC Hertfordshire Listings (e.g contact name, phone number) to find out more about the opportunity before you show up. Is it what you expected?
- Always tell someone where you are going, who you are going with and when you'll be back.
- Plan ahead i.e. know the exact address, carry enough bus fare, make sure there is enough credit/charge in your mobile phone.
- Never accept lifts from someone you don't know.
- Safety in numbers - don't split up from your mates or go off on your own.
- Don't take short cuts down poorly lit walkways or parks.
- Trust your instincts - your "gut" feeling or 6th sense. If something doesn't feel right it probably isn't. Do something about it – tell a responsible person about your doubts.
For the most part the internet is a fabulous thing. But, as in all walks of life, it can attract a variety of negative activity. Here are a few tips to bear in mind while you’re online.
- If you are chatting to people on the internet, then don't tell anyone you talk to any of your personal details, especially your address, telephone number, age, etc.
- Don't ever send anyone your picture, any of your bank details, or credit card details without first checking. You can check if a site is secure by looking to the bottom of your screen for a lock/padlock icon. If it is locked then the site is secure. For more info you can click on the padlock.
- Don't sign up for a get rich quick scheme. If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. It may even end up costing you money.
- Don't arrange to meet anyone unless your parent or carer goes with you and you meet in a very public place with lots of people around. People you contact online are not always who they say they are. No one can check if your online friends are what they claim - because no one can see them.
- Don't open email attachments unless they are from someone you already know and trust. Attachments can contain viruses or other programmes that can destroy all the information and software on your computer.
- Don't respond to nasty, suggestive messages, or rude pictures. Tell your parent or carer to report them to your Internet Service Provider immediately.
- If anything happens online that you are really worried about, report it by using the ‘Click CEOP’ logo on Channelmogo
We want you to enjoy your time on the Internet as it’s a great way to find out more information and opportunities that you can enjoy.
Information for Parents and Carers
If you are a parent or carer who wants to know more about an event / project / organisation, please contact the named contact for details of the organisation's health and safety, safeguarding policies and other procedures. One of the questions you may wish to ask is whether the staff and volunteers have undergone an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau ('CRB') check and are appropriately trained for the activity they are delivering. If you have any concerns regarding any event or activity advertised on the Portal, or any external website linked to or from the portal, your concerns should be directed both to this portal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and to the relevant organiser of the event or opportunity, or web administrator or web master of the website in question.
For full terms and conditions governing your use of this portal, please see our terms and conditions of use.
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