ONLINE SAFETY


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ONLINE SAFETY Resources & Signposting

CHILD EXPLOITATION & ONLINE PROTECTION (CEOP) Internet Safety


The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.


Your advice, help and report centre...  When should I report to CEOP?  We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below. If you need immediate help call 101 or if you have a real emergency 999.

The CEOP Command’s Thinkuknow programme provides resources, training and support for professionals who work directly with children and young people. Films, learning activities and other resources are developed in response to intelligence from child protection experts within the CEOP Command. Designed to help children and young people keep themselves safe from sexual abuse and exploitation by developing skills in identifying and avoiding risk, learning how best to protect themselves and their friends, and knowing how to get support and report abuse if they do encounter difficulties.

INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF) - The UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content, child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK and non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK. Reports are confidential and can be made anonymously.

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

UK Safer Internet Centre -  e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Parent Info (from CEOP & Parent Zone) - Free service for schools and expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own websites. Sign up to get a Parent Info feed to your website.

CROSSING THE LINE - Created with support from the Government Equalities Office and the European Commission as part of our work as the UK Safer Internet Centre, the Teaching Resources will provide educators with a toolkit to use with KS3 students as part of the PSHE curriculum to educate about safe and responsible online conduct.

PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING - Bullying is when individuals or groups seek to harm, intimidate or coerce someone who is perceived to be vulnerable (Oxford English Dictionary, 2018). It can involve people of any age, and can happen anywhere - at home, school or using digital technologies (cyberbullying). This means it can happen at any time. Click the link to get the information you need with a range of specialist training and resources for teachers, schools and colleges. 

UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) - Sexting in Schools and Colleges: For use by safeguarding leads, head teachers and senior leadership teams in schools and colleges in England. The new guidance has been created to support schools in developing procedures to respond confidently and quickly to incidents involving ‘youth produced sexual imagery’.


O2 & NSPCC - Lets Keep Kids Safe Online Guide

O2 & NSPCC - Online Safety Flyer

The NSPCC - School Service Guide

RESOURCES TO USE WITH STUDENTS from Girls' Day School Trust


CYBERBULLYING


As you’re probably already aware, cyberbullying is any form bullying that happens online. It can be something subtle, like being left out of a group chat to something more obviously nasty or threatening. It can also be very public and can happen at any place and at any time.


This video will give you tips and advice on how to take a step back, get things in perspective and deal with cyberbullying in a way that means you can still enjoy being online.


DIGITAL FOOTPRINT


A digital footprint is the trail of information we leave behind us when we do anything online - when we share, search, join groups or buy things. All of this information is stored somewhere – sometimes we know about it and sometimes we don’t.


In this video, we will give you insights into how digital footprints are formed, why it’s important to be aware of them, how you can manage your digital footprint and ways to make it work to your advantage.


IDENTITY & SELF ESTEEM


Most of us want to present ourselves in the best possible light online and with photo editing apps, we can tune our appearance any way we like. But if people like this stylised version of ourselves, how satisfying is that? What does it say about how we think about ourselves?


This video gives you some things to think about when it comes to how we present ourselves online as well as some tips and advice on how avoid social peer pressure, remain confident and be true to yourself.


RELATIONSHIPS & GROOMING


Social media is such a powerful tool for connecting you to people you know and also for making new connections with people that you don’t. Unfortunately, it can also be used by less honest people to construct fake profiles in order to scam others or build romantic relationships.


This video has been created to give you information about how the people we connect with online don’t always have the best intentions, as well as advice on how to avoid the dangers.


SECURITY & PRIVACY


We share so many aspects of our lives online – from where we go out, to what we eat, to where we go on holiday. This is great for keeping up to date with friends and family, but sometimes this information can be used against us in the form of hacks, phishing scams or viruses.


This video gives you tips on what sorts of information you should to keep to yourself, trends we’re seeing in this space and advice on how to stay secure online.


SEXTING


Sharing is such a big part of our online lives, and for most of us who share responsibly, it’s great. But for some, it can be detrimental, and sexting is one of the biggest problems. Sexting involves someone sharing any form of sexually explicit content, like a nude selfie, with another person.


This video has been created to encourage you to think about the risks of sexting as well as offering guidance on what to do if you’ve either received sexually explicit content, or are thinking about sharing it.


BRECK'S LAST GAME


*Trigger Warning* - grooming, coercive behaviour + violence. This film would be rated 15, if shown in a cinema.


Breck’s Last Game, is a short film about 14-year-old Breck Bednar who was murdered by a man he met on a gaming site.


The film was made to raise awareness of online grooming and carries an important message – do you really know who your online friends are?


The film has been made with the support of Breck’s Mother, Lorin LaFave and www.breckfoundation.org