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E-Safety

The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. It protects children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

For more information visit the CEOP website

Click here for a useful A to Z guide on E-Safety

For advice, help or to report something, visit the CEOP report Centre

  • Staying Safe Online
Understanding the risks that young people may be exposed to is the first step towards protecting them
  1. Don’t post any personal information online – e.g. your address, email address or mobile number etc..
  2. Be careful who you chat to - If somebody you don't know adds you as a friend, ignore them and delete their request.

  3. Never arrange to meet someone in person who you've met online

  4. Don’t send pictures of yourself to anyone you don't know, especially indecent pictures

  5. If anything you see or read online worries you, tell someone about itTips for Parents

Common concerns regarding safety of the internet include malicious users, websites, software and various types of obscene or offensive content

Most Common Issues:

  • Cyber bullying - Cyber bullying is when someone uses technology, such as the internet or a mobile device to bully others.
  • Pornography - Young people encounter sexual images both online and offline, It’s important that we talk to children about the sexualised content they see. 
  • Sexting - The term ‘sexting’ describes the use of technology to share intimate images of yourself. It’s a word-mix of sex and texting. The content can vary, from text messages to images of partial nudity to sexual images or video.
  • Social networking - Young people use social networking sites for many different purposes; to communicate with their friends, to share content and to find out new information. You need to remind your child that they need to be careful about what they’re posting online.
  • Online grooming - Online grooming is the process by which an adult with an inappropriate sexual interest in children approaches a child online, with the intention of fostering a relationship with that child, so as to be able to meet them in person and intentionally cause harm.
  • Downloading - If you make music, film or TV content available to others on a file-sharing network, download from an illegal site, or sell copies without the permission of those who own the copyright, then you are breaking the law and could face penalties.

Tips for Parents

Click here for a link to the page 'Tips for Parents'

For more information visit:

Sexting - Advice For Parents

How to stay safe online - Advice For Parents

Supporting Young People Online - Advice For Parents

Cyberbullying - Advice For Parents 

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