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Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Advice.. Help.. Report.. Report child sex abuse

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children. That means building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or with local and international police forces and working with children and parents to deliver our unique ThinkuKnow internet safety programme. Our approach is truly holistic, our style is totally inclusive and our appeal is to everyone out there to work with us in making every child matter, everywhere.

Report online abuse to CEOP

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.

Our website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet. Every conceivable topic is included on the site – including safe online shopping, gaming and dating … so now you really can stay safe with everything you do online.

The site also keeps you up to date with news, tips and stories from around the world.

Get Safe Online is not only a website, however, as we also organise national events - such as Get Safe Online week - and work closely with law enforcement agencies and other bodies in support of their outreach activity, internal awareness and customer online safety.

Get Safe Online is a public / private sector partnership supported by HM Government and leading organisations in banking, retail, internet security and other sectors.

Get Safe Online

Parent Guide to Facebook      

This guide is a must read for every parent who wants to take a real interest in keeping their child safe using Facebook or other Social Networking Sites.   It treats parents as an active partner in the process of understanding what children are using Facebook for.

Click on the link below to download the guide - pass it on to your friends.

Parent guide to facebook

YHGFL Parental advice on Facebook

Parent's Guide to the Internet

This Guide has been produced by a member of the NAHT (National Association for Headteachers).

It helps parents consider the issues they face with allowing their children to access the internet using a variety of platforms, including games consoles and mobile phones.

A must read for parents who want to at least be aware of the issues, hopefully it will encourage many to address them.

Click on the link below to download the guide - pass it on to your friends.

Parental internet safety guide

Know It All

A usefull website and downloadable presentation for parents to share with children.  Run by Childnet International.           

Know It all / Childnet International

Know It All Parents Presentation

Smart Phone Security

Smartphones are revolutionising how millions of us go online each day. We use them to make calls, send texts, check emails and run an ever-growing number of applications.

But these devices may also carry some risks. Should your smartphone fall into the wrong hands, it is a potential treasure trove of information. If you download a rogue application, it’s even possible for hackers to hijack your phone without it leaving your side.

More than half of UK adults now own a smartphone. If you’re one of them, here are some tips to help keep you and your device safe and secure.

This guide has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office, Ofcom, the Office of Fair Trading and PhonepayPlus working together.

Please use the link below to download guidance.

Mobile phone information for parents

FaceBook search settings - manage your privacy

Graph Search is Facebook’s newest feature to help people explore content on the site. You can type in searches to find lots of different things, such as “Photos I have liked”, “People in London who like Justin Bieber” or “Photos commented on by my friends”.

Please use the link below to download the guidance.

Facebook Graph-Search-Privacy

NSPCC

NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

NSPCC website

Share Aware

Help your child stay safe on social networks

We tell our children to share but online it's different.  In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous.  That's why the NSPCC are asking parents to be Share Aware and keep children safe online.

Below is a PDF of the Share Aware brochure and link to the Share Aware video for parents.

Share Aware website

NSPCC share-aware