For more specific help about what to do if you come across anything on the internet that concerns you, internet safety, internet security and guides to using social media, take a look at the information below:
Practical advice and guidance for children, young people, parents and carers, and professionals who work with children run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
- Thinkuknow introduction course: for people who work/volunteer with young people aged 11 - 16 who want to learn how to directly deliver CEOP’s products and resources. Course venues across England; enhanced CRB essential.
Childnet International is a charity that works in partnership with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.” It features practical advice about how children can enjoy the benefits of the internet and also protect themselves from online risks; with specific support for parents/carers and teachers.
UK Safer Internet Centre provides the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly, along with a range of practical resources, news and events focussing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies.
The CEOP website. Go to this website to report concerns about a person's online sexual behaviour, get the Click CEOP report abuse button for your web browser, and all the latest news about protecting children from abuse
Romance fraud guidance (pdf 1.6 MB) from SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) - practical advice on how to protect yourself from this type of fraud
Encourage your child to protect themselves and their friends on Facebook with the Click CEOP button
Have you seen or heard something which you think is unsuitable for your child? Go to ParentPort and it will direct you to the right regulator for your area of concern. ParentPort has been set up by the UK’s media regulators.
Use to report any harmful content including child sexual abuse images or incitement to racial hatred
For advice about filtering, setting parental control software to prevent viruses and SPAM on your home computers and how to avoid online rip-offs
Provided by the Pan-European Game Information service, PEGI is a quick way to find the age ratings for computer games designed for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony games consoles
JISC Regional Support Centre good practice website with resources for raising awareness and planning e-safety for professionals working in the FE/HE/ACL/WBL sectors, as well as advice on meeting legal and inspection requirements
Guidelines for Family Carers using Social Media
Failure to abide by the above guidelines may result in you being removed from Suffolk Family Carers Social Media page and/or groups.