CEOP – What is it?
What is the CEOP Button?
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. They are part of UK policing force and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
Besides its primary role CEOP also deals with other offences against children, such as cyber bullying, hacking & abusive text messages & phone calls.
If your child experiences any issues while online they can use the CEOP button to report them to the police and proper authorities. You will see the CEOP button on most popular children’s websites.
For more information you can visit their website at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Helpful tips to keep safe online
Get involved: become familiar with social networking sites. Ask your child about them, Create an account, find out about what it is about (it is free). Some sites have information and advice for parents.
Know how to use the safety tools on the service – privacy settings and how to block, for example.
Agree on responsible use – agree on what is OK and not OK to post, always respect others, ask permission of those concerned.
Agree on rules – make sure your children know the safety tips. Know the SMART rules about giving out personal information and meeting up with people you don’t know.
Know where to report abuse and get help. See the links below.
Childnet International are a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
For all the information you will need to stay SMART online, from playing games to file sharing.
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
Helpful Leaflets and resources
Young People and Social Networking Sites
Young People, Music and the Internet
Keeping up with Young People and the Internet
Mental Health Resources and support for parents and their children
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.