Sometimes it feels like no one really gets what it's like to be a teenager.
There’s a lot of pressure and expectations place on you; adults just don’t understand and sometimes are even patronizing.
It can be hard to seek help or sometimes even when we do it feels like nobody's listening. Talking to other teens can go a long way towards feeling better, and hearing perspectives on different topics. 7 Cups Support Rooms are safe place where you can feel comfortable and come to have fun or get support as needed.
Have you ever received one of those emails telling you that you have to forward it on to 10 of your friends or something bad will happen?
Chain mails can be a bit of a net nasty – if you read something that scares or worries you, find someone to talk to and remember an electronic piece of information like an email can never hurt you.
Get together with your mates and agree to delete time wasting chain mails and to never forward them on to anyone.
A chatroom is an open environment where people can get together to talk to each other. If you do use chatrooms try to make sure that there is a moderator – this means that there is someone keeping an eye on what is being said and never forget the SMART rules These days you can chat with people in loads of different ways.
Visit the NET NASTIES page to find out what you can do about chain, junk mail and SPAM Have you ever accepted a file from a friend on Messenger? Viruses can be spread very quickly from messenger – if you’re not sure what the message contains don’t download and ask your friend on the phone or face to face what it contains.
Only open emails from people you know and trust and remember to read the subject line carefully.
If the subject or the email itself doesn’t sound as if it is really from your friend DON’T open any attachments contained in the email – it might be a virus!
Tell your friend what’s going on and run your anti virus software to be on the safe side.
From your computer, your mobile, on webcam and from games consoles.
Feel free to chat but remember whatever technology you are chatting on …from your phone to your games console, the rules are the same.
Be suspicious and always ask an adult if you’re not sure.