Here, you'll find a whole load of information about keeping your child safe online.
Here are some links to sites you may find useful in protecting your children and educating them in the world of online safety.
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The police's Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
- www.getsafeonline.org/ A beginner's guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
- www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
- www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
- http://parentzone.org.uk/ A very comprehensive site offering parents advice on all aspects of esafety.
- http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx Advice for parents and direct advice for children on a range of issues including cyberbullying.
- http://parents.vodafone.com/ - Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!
- http://educateagainsthate.com/ has some great tips and resources for helping parents to recognise the signs of extremism and offers help and advice on how to combat it.
A large number of websites are also available for reporting concerns and inappropriate content.
- http://www.parentport.org.uk/ for reporting content causing concern across all media.
- http://en-gb.facebook.com/help/181495968648557/ for reporting inappropriate content on Facebook.
- https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/en-GB/reporting.html for reporting inappropriate content on Youtube.
- http://www.report-it.org.uk/your_police_force for reporting content inciting hatred.
- https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism for reporting content relating to terrorism.
- http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ for reporting online grooming.
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people.
We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in inappropriate activity with anyone online, or in the real world.
We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button above.
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