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.
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
Some useful websites and information
Mental health and wellbeing support
Confidential instant messaging service for young people to get support and find coping strategies – Speak Up Space
Families can visit the Doing Our Bit website for advice on how to nurture their mental health and wellbeing.
Sign up to receive tips to live a healthier and happier life
Families can sign up to receive a regular email with information on how to be more active, eat more healthily and how to be more mindful of their mental wellbeing during this time.
In case you are struggling and wish to speak to someone whilst away from school, you can contact:
1) Samaritans www.samaritans.org
2) Shout www.giveusashout.org – A text message service
3) Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk
4) MIND www.mind.org.uk
5) NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk
6) Childline www.childline.org.uk
7) Hub of Hope www.hubofhope.co.uk For services in your area
8) Your GP or nearest A & E in the event of an emergency
Conversations & Family Activities on Online Safety
Tips for conversations and engagement activities for your family:
Starting a conversation about online safety
Downloadable worksheets designed for different age groups & video tips for parents and carers
Parents and Carers Toolkit
Further Useful Resources
National Working Group (NWG)
Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE)