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Is your child safe when they are online? 



How e-safe are you?  Take this quiz and find out          



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.

Get in Control of Parental Controls

 If using a smartphone, check the adult bar is set to 18+      

Set parental controls on your home broadband 

Control app downloads and purchases

Make the games console is safe and secure

Use safety mode on YouTube and Google


Managing Privacy Settings on apps

Despite having minimum age requirements, over half of primary school children aged 7-11 have profiles on social networking sites (Whatsapp/Snapchat/Instagram)

If your child is using these networking sites and respective apps, get up to speed on how they can manage their privacy setting with our ‘How to Guides’. 

Visit to download them.

Talking to your Child

Get familiar with Regular Conversations

  • Start a conversation when your children will be more receptive and engaged, such as on the way from or to school
  •  Ask then for advice on how to do something online and use this as a conversation starter
  • Make sure they know they can come to you if they’re upset by something they’ve seen online
  • Be sensitive and encourage them when they share their online experiences with you
  • If your child talks about an issue with you, stay calm and listen without judging them

Check they know the Rules

  • Don’t share personal information like their phone number or email address online
  • Only talk to real life friends or family if they are on sites with a social media element
  • Talk about online grooming and explain that people they meet online might not be who they say they are
  • Tell them to be a good online friend and not to say nasty things even if it’s just a joke
  • Use secure and legal sites to download music and games
  •  Make sure they check with you before downloading any programs to avoid viruses

Take action!

 If you’re worried about anything you or your child come across online visit

Want more help?

To find more information to keep your child safe online go to


There are age restrictions on social media and the internet?

You have to be 13 to use......

 Facebook  Snapchat
  Instagram  Twitter
 Skype  Spotify
 Tumblr  iTunes
 Minecraft Google+
 Pinterest  Myspace


You have to be 14 to use.....


You have to be 16 to use.....


You have to be 18 (or have adult permission) to use .....

 Xbox live Youtube




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