Uni4Me, and its partners, will only ever communicate with you from their organisational email addresses. If anyone attempts to contact you about Uni4Me activities from a personal email address (for example gmail, yahoo) you should report this immediately to your parent/carer, and to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Some of the activities offered by are partners may be hosted on their own websites and might require you to apply and, in addition require your parents’ or guardians’ consent to take part. They may ask you for other details to enable you to take part in the activity. Each partner will have their own policies to ensure you stay safe but you can contact us if you do have any concerns.
Young people under 13
You must be at least 13 to register for Uni4Me, so if you are 12 or younger, please don’t sign up for an account yourself.
Instead you should ask a parent, or guardian, to register an account for themselves, in their name, and then you can learn alongside them until you are old enough for your own account.
Young people 13 and over
As with any online environment it’s important to stay safe and be aware of potential dangers, especially if you’re under 18.
Before you start communicating with anyone, take a moment to think about your existing presence online. It’s a good idea to review the privacy settings on any social media profiles you might have and make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re sharing. It is worth searching the internet for your own name to see if anything appears that you would rather be kept private.
Here are some general tips that will help you stay safe online:
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
You can visit https://lawstuff.org.uk/ which contains lots of helpful information on how the law applies to young people. This includes sections on cyber bullying and online safety.