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Helplines & Ways to Report

Here are some places to get help if you are experiencing something online that worries or upsets you.

If you feel you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 999.

· Childline 0800 1111 (calls are confidential and free). Someone from Childline will help you with any problem if you feel sad or worried or just need someone to talk to.

· NSPCC If you’re worried about a child’s safety or welfare or need help or advice, call 0808 800 5000 (calls are confidential and free). Head to their pages here.

Online help

· CEOP Telling an adult can really help you to start to get out of a difficult situation. If you feel you can’t tell an adult you trust and are worried about how someone is talking to you online, you can report it to CEOP here.

Tips for Parents

If you need advice about how to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings, or social networks or just want to talk to someone about online safety, you can call the O2 & NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5002 or visit their website: Online safety | NSPCC

Kidscape has a raft of information explaining the most used terms like e-safety, cyberbullying, sexting etc. They also provide helpful information on your child’s digital footprint, grooming and sexual abuse.

You can obtain further information from the following places: Online sexual abuse: webcam and images – ThinkUKnow Worried your child is being sexually exploited? – ThinkUKnow

With the help of a friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, talking PANTS is a simple way to teach your child how to stay safe from abuse. Watch the video and find some useful resources here.

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