Reports of online scares or challenges encouraging harmful or suicidal behaviours can be alarming and confusing. Here the CEOP Education team look at how you can speak to your child about scares and challenges, and how to respond if they have seen one.
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Send me a pic? is a brand new Thinkuknow education resource on the consensual and non-consensual sharing of nude images among young people.
Send me a pic? has been developed in response to learning from our Digital Romance (2017) research into young people’s relationships online, and through extensive collaboration with young people across the UK.
This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
To support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online while they are off school, Thinkuknow have produced two helpsheets with advice and links to Thinkuknow resources they can use at home.
There's a game out there for everyone. Some might prefer sporting games like FIFA and NBA. Others play adventure games such as Fortnite and Minecraft. Video games are arguably better than ever - because almost all of them allow you to play online with friends.
Chatting to other gamers can make it more fun too. It's likely that you'll chat to people that you've never met in real life. They might make you laugh, or give you great gaming tips. And it can feel like you know them well, especially if you voice chat with them through an app like Discord. But remember - it's easy for people to lie online, and some gamers might put pressure on you to do things you're not comfortable with.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
Everything (almost) a parent and carer may need to help keep children safer online.