During this time many children are spending more time online and on social media. This vital connection with friends, family, teachers, social workers and others can help to reduce the feelings of isolation. However there is a risk that the increase in online activity by young people along with limited access usual support networks may be exploited by perpetrators of online abuse.
For your information we have collated links to resources on online safety which are relevant to keeping children safe online at this time.
Advice for children and young people to help keep safe online and to know what to do when things go wrong: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/
A website featuring films, learning activity and information to help young people keep themselves safe from sexual abuse and exploitation: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
UK Safer Internet Centre
Online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection
A safe and secure place to report if you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone you know: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/