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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.
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 www.internetmatters.org/back-to-school to download them.
Talking to your Child
If you’re worried about anything you or your child come across online visit
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