Try not to blame your/another child if they access something inappropriate or behave inappropriately on-line; it is important they know they can trust you to help sort out any difficulties. The links below will help you to understand abuse. School can also support you. In fact, if your child has had an online safety issue, we'd really like to know about it so we can make sure we're teaching the children relevant and meaningful E-safety content. Speak to your child's class teacher or email them. You can also talk to Mrs Meadus, the school Online Safety/E-safety leader and Designated Safeguarding Leader for help and advice.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
The CEOP report abuse button at the bottom of the page will enable you to directly report abuse and have it removed. This is only for cases of a sexual nature where serious harm has happened or a child is at risk of serious harm; please read the guidance in red at the bottom of the page before you report abuse.
The Internet Watch Foundation receive, assess and trace public complaints about child sexual content on the internet and support the development of website rating systems. It is also the UK hotline for reporting criminal online content with particular reference to images of child sexual abuse. The website contains information about laws, assessment and the reporting process.
Understand online abuse and grooming, the effect it may have and how to support a child:
Advice for various games, apps and networks:
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.