As parents you will know how important the internet and being online is to children – they use it to learn, play and socialise. The technology that your child uses can be daunting but there are a variety of ways that you can help your child to stay online.
CEOP 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.
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.
We have recently run a successful online parent workshop learning about online safeguarding and child exploitation, this was run by PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation). If you would like information following this please contact Mrs Westby.