It’s not always easy to know what’s safe online and what’s not. Therefore, childline have published advice that can help you to keep safe at home and to know what to do when things go wrong.
How do I report my concerns?
Remember that you can always talk to a trusted adult or you can always talk to a Childline counsellor on 0800 1111 or NSPCC advisor on 0808 800 5000.
Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this. For help and support, you can go through the SWGfL how we can help resource together.
The Click CEOP button
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces.
The CEOP Safety Centre
The Click CEOP button provides a gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre, an area of the CEOP website offering:
- Advice on a range of online safety issues, such as hacking and cyberbullying;
- Signposting to NCA-CEOP partners offering help and support on issues outside of CEOP’s remit, such as ChildLine and BeatBullying;
- Reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation.
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online:
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
Be Internet Legends Summer Challenge 2022
We are inviting you to take part in #SummerLegends activities with Be Internet Legends.
Be Internet Legends is an education programme from Google and Parent Zone, teaching children aged 7 to 11 to be safer, more confident online explorers.
It helps them to learn the Legends Code, to be:
Sharp - Think Before You Share
Alert - Check it’s For Real
Secure - Protect Your Stuff
Kind - Respect Each Other
Brave - When in Doubt, Discuss
The code promotes media literacy skills and positive behaviours that can help children better understand and navigate their digital world.
#SummerLegends ideas that you and your child / children can be taking part on...
1. Draw an Internaut
Internauts are characters from the Interland online game. Your child can learn to draw their own Internaut with the Be Internet Legend easy video tutorial.
Watch it here: youtube.com/watch?v=ONa8V0Cfo6I
2. Explore Interland together
Interland is a fun online game that teaches children more about the Legends Code and the things they need to know to stay safer and be positive online. It has four challenging levels – and you can play it on any mobile or computer web browser.
To play Interland, visit: beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland
3. Legends movie adventure!
Get the popcorn out for the Legends Family Adventure animated movie, made in partnership with Aardman Animations.
Snip out the movie ticket attached and scan the QR to go on a family journey into Interland.