Mobiles can do loads!

Music, photos, surfing the web and more. You're in the right place to learn how to be SMART on your mobile phone.

Top Tips

  • Think about who you give your number to – you don’t know where it might end up.
  • If you receive a nasty text save it for evidence but don’t reply to it , if you reply you are likely to get yourself into trouble too.
  • Remember to be a good digizen ( digital citizen) try to talk quietly on mobiles in public places and keep your music quiet.
  • A growing number of viruses are attacking mobile phones be careful what you download onto your mobile.
  • If you often receive spam (junk mail) texts from random numbers report it to your mobile phone operator or Phonepayplus
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If you start getting annoying, nasty or rude texts, remember don't reply, but do keep a record of it. If any of these things bother you, talk to an adult you trust or report it to your school or mobile phone operator.

Let's stamp out cyberbullying.

Neves from the USA:

"If someone asks for your name or where you live remember to keep your info safe - it’s not worth the risk."


  • Show an adult how to find their IMEI number and explain what it is.
  • Find out your mobile provider’s nuisance number.
  • Did you know that you can protect yourself from net nasties by using your internet filters on your mobile ( you can ask your provider about this).

IMEI Number

IMEI stands for…wait for it…International Mobile Equipment Identity.

This number can be used to block your phone if it is lost or stolen. It's a good idea to write this number down and keep it in a safe place. Find out the IMEI number of your phone by pressing *#06#

Premium rate numbers

What is premium rate?

You could spend a lot without realising it.

All premium rate numbers start with 09…calls and message to these numbers can cost from 10p to a whopping £1.50 for every minute or message you send plus your network charges. When you buy things online always read the small print! If you have problems with a premium rate number tell your parents to look at this website to find out what you can do about it.


Picture and video messages

Who needs a digital camera these days? Most phones now come with cameras built in. If you are taking photos or film of your mates and want to put them online, always check with them first – it’s part of being a good digizen (digital citizen).

Remember to keep control of your image too. Once a picture is posted online it can be copied, changed and distributed without your knowledge. Only upload and exchange photos that you would be happy for everyone to see.


Did you know...

Bluetooth – you can use it where there is no reception - but don't leave it on all the time it runs your battery down!

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