Websites can be a great source of information. They may also be a way of meeting or talking to other young LGB&T young people. These LGB&T community websites can provide a way of meeting other young LGB&T people or provide information on what is going on around you and more. Please be aware that not everyone is what they say they are online!
You might be worried about someone finding out which websites you have visited, there are ways to hide this information. The following address is for one website which can show you how to do this: http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=465
Chatting to people online can be a great way to meet new people but there can also be risks. The following address is for one website which gives tips to protect yourself online:http://ldssinglesnetwork.com/info/tips/safety.php
If you are ever uncomfortable with something that is going on online you can contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
or report abuse by using this link: http://www.ceop.gov.uk/reportabuse/index.asp
Generally, helplines are open out of office hours and are able to listen and talk to you about issues you may have. They also have information about groups and events going on near you. Normally these services are confidential.
Hull Lesbian Line
When? Mon 7-9pm, answer phone at all other times.
Phone: 01482 214 331
York Lesbian Line
When? Fri 7.30-9pm. answer phone at all other times.
Phone: 01904 646 812
Young people's confidential LGB&T helpline.When? 7-9pm Tue/Fri. answer phone at all other times.
Phone: 01709 821 523