Navigate the internet safely with the following 5 Habbo safety tips:
The best way to stay safe is by never doing anything on webcam you wouldn’t want your family or friends to see.
If you do share something you regret, it’s never too late to get help. We all do things we wish we hadn’t sometimes. Even if the video or image is shared, no matter how embarrassing it is, it doesn’t have to be the end of the world.
1. Don’t feel pressured to get naked on webcam. If someone is pressurising you to go on cam, block them and report them to CEOP (UK only, check here for reporting from other countries)
2. If someone threatens you online, tell an adult you trust as soon as possible. If you can, get up from your computer immediately, walk away and tell an adult you trust.
3. It’s never too late to get help. No matter how far things have gone, there are always people out there to help. You can call Childline at any time on 0800 1111 ((UK only, check here for reporting from other countries).
4. Remember - it’s not your fault. Whatever you’ve shared on webcam, the abuser is the only person to blame. They will be held responsible. You won’t be in trouble.
5. The abuser has broken the law. Encouraging a young person to get naked or do sexual things on webcam is a serious crime. The police will find and arrest the abuser.
Remember, you’re not alone. If you’re too embarrassed or scared to tell an adult you trust, you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or report to CEOP (UK only, check here for reporting from other countries).
1. Protect your personal information: keep your first and last name to yourself, as well as email addresses, street address, phone numbers, photos and schoool information. This way nobody will be able to cheat, rob or bother you or put you in danger.
2. Keep your friends in Pixels. Never meet up with people you only know through the internet. If somebody suggests you meet them, say "no, thanks" and tell your parents or an adult you trust.
3. Don't be afraid to tell someone what's going on. If someone is making you uncomfortable or is scaring you on Habbo, let our moderation team know. To report someone, click the Help button in the top right corner of your screen, that appears as soon as enter a room.
4. Forget the camera. As soon as you upload a photo of you, you lose control over it for good. You'll never be able to get it back or delete it. Anyone can modify it and use it to bully you. Think long and hard before you put a photo of you on the web.
5. Be a smart surfer. Websites that offer you free furni and credits or pretend to be a new version of Habbo Hotel or webpages from our employees are all false. They are set up to cheat and steal from you. Never type any of your personal details in such sites and don't download anything from there. You may end up with a computer virus or keylogger.
6. What should I do if I've been scammed?
You need to go to use the Help Tool, and fill in a report. Give us as much detail as possible so that we can help you.
7. What should I do if someone asks for my password?
If someone asks for your password you should send a 'call for help' and leave the room.
8. What should I do if I think someone knows my password?
You should change it immediately, you can do this by clicking on 'Account Settings' when you're in logged into Habbo. You have to know the date of birth on your Habbo account to change your password. This is the date of birth you entered when you registered and created your Habbo. If you do not know this, you can't change your password.
NOTE: NEVER change your password to something someone has told you to, they could steal your account, and all your Habbo furni. If someone asks for your password, or asks you to change it, then you should send a 'call for help' and 'Ignore' them .
9. If I type my password will it come out as *****?
No it won't, it will come out as your password and everyone will be able to see it. There are to many different passwords for them all to be included in the chat filter.
If anyone ever tells you that your password will come out as ***** you should send a 'call for help' and then leave the room.
10. What makes a good password?
A good password contains a mix of numbers, upper and lower case letters. Update your password every few weeks to be safe! Do not use words or numbers like your name, birthdate, or Habbo name!
11.What should I do if someone asks for my personal details?
If someone asks for your personal details you should send a 'call for help' and then leave the room. It is very unsafe to reveal personal details such as your Address, your school, your number etc.
For lots of information all about Safety, please pop along to our Safety Group where you'll find tips galore.