Help and information on how to stay safe online
We will be looking at many aspects of online safety in this page and where to get help. However if you are in immediate danger or know someone who is likely to be then you should call the police (999).
CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online
CEOP are there to help and give you advice. You can make a report directly to CEOP if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and will do everything they can to keep you safe.
What kind of things do people report to CEOP?
Some of the things children and young people have reported to CEOP include:
- Someone online has asked me to send them nude images.
- I shared a nude image with someone online and they are threatening me.
- I did something that I was embarrassed about on webcam and someone has turned nasty towards me.
- Someone I don’t know is asking me to live-stream and do things I don’t want to do.
- Someone online keeps asking me to meet them face-to-face and I feel pressured by them.
- Someone online was talking to me about sex and it made me feel uncomfortable.
- Someone online is putting pressure on me to do things I don’t want to do.
- Someone I met in an online game keeps trying to talk to me privately.
As well as making a report to CEOP, the CEOP Thinkuknow website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.
Are you being bullied?
If you’re being bullied or harassed and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now you can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small. Please also tell an adult that you trust, like a parent/carer or teacher.
Click on the button below to visit child line