ONLINE SAFETY Resources & Signposting


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.

O2 & NSPCC - Lets Keep Kids Safe Online Guide

O2 & NSPCC - Online Safety Flyer

The NSPCC - School Service Guide



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.