If you have any concerns about online sexual abuse or grooming, support is available using the 'Click CEOP' use the link below. Report a concern.
CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.
If you are worried about a child or young person being bullied online, or want to discuss a concern right now, you can call the NSPCC helpline for professionals and parents on 0808 800 5000 at any time.
How can you help to keep your children safe online?
The digital world is fast overtaking the real one and it is important that Killamarsh Infants and Nursery School and parents work together to ensure our children are safe both in the real world and online.
We very much hope these tips are useful:
- Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to. Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used.
- Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience – and that they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam).
- Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends — personal information includes their messenger ID, email address, mobile number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends. If your child publishes a picture or video online, anyone can change it or share it. Remind them that anyone may be looking at their images and one day a future employer could!
- If your child receives spam/junk email & texts, remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them. It’s not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they don’t know. They won’t know what they contain — it could be a virus, or worse — an inappropriate image or film.
- Help your child to understand that some people lie online and therefore it’s better to keep online mates online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult they trust.
- Always keep communication open for a child to know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
- Teach young people how to block someone online and how to report them if they feel uncomfortable.
Keeping your under 5's safe on line
Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more and more time online. There are some of the benefits of young children accessing the internet but it is important to make sure your child has a positive and safe experience online. It’s never too early to start taking action to keep your child safe online. As soon as your child starts talking about or exploring the online world, you should start conversations with them about their online activities and begin to put support in place. Children form ‘digital habits’ during early development (such as using devices after bedtime), and so it is important for parents and carers to support children to develop positive – and lasting – digital habits from an early age.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your child's teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
Do you or your child play online games?
Video games are everywhere and offer all manner of ways to entertain, educate and get creative. Although at times they can feel a little confusing, take the time to understand them and they can be a positive thing for families to enjoy together.
Setting up parental controls on your games console when you first buy it enables you to specify which age rating of games and films can be viewed on the hardware without a password.
These settings also control the online interactions players can make with each other and whether voice and pictures can be shared. It's important to understand these possible online interactions and discuss appropriate behaviour with your child before they use these features. On some consoles you can also specify how long it can be played in a day before it automatically pauses.