Children and young people spend a lot of time online. It can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun, but children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that is inappropriate.
You may find the following resources helpful:
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
If you’re worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know.
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.
There is also advice for parents on keeping children safe when they are online.
Fortnite online safety song
Useful advice on how parents and carers can “stay switched on” to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite.
Get Safe Online
Nottinghamshire Police recommend this site, which contains expert information and advice for parents on keeping their children safe online.
ChildLine has developed an app for young people, which is designed to help them diffuse pressures on them to send an explicit image. The app, called Zipit, offers witty images to send instead of explicit ones and provides advice on how to engage is safe chat and what to do if you’re threatened.
Think U Know
Videos and information for parents and children on what’s new in technology and how to stay safe.