2017 theme: ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Here are some great resources to start your journey to becoming a confident and safe user of the wild, whacky and weird place called the Internet.
If you have a serious concern about someone’s behaviour on the Internet, contact CEOP.
If you believe they are at risk of imminent serious harm, contact the police..
Report something that worries you:
- Report a concern to CEOP (If you’re concerned about a child online)
- Report Terrorist and Harmful Extremist Material Online (Report radicalisation content or behaviour)
The Internet is a breeding ground for strange new words and acronyms; find out what they mean here.
Websites where you can get a range of good advice:
- Get Safe Online (a great place to start)
- ChildNET International (lots going on here for everyone!)
- Cyber Street (cool and interactive game)
- Thinkuknow (something for everyone)
- CEOP Safety Centre (get advice or report a concern)
- CBBC Stay Safe (all your BBC favourites)
- NSPCC (Be share aware!)
- Safety Net Kids (easy-to-digest guidance)
Advice and Support for Parents/Carers:
- Police advice on online safety from Cleveland Police
- Webcam Safety Advice from CEOP
- Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (sign up or just tune in)
- Action Fraud (Fraud and Internet crime advice)
- Personal Information (ICO website)
- Telephone Preference (including links for Junk mail preference)
- Cookies (a taster…)
- Is someone impersonating you or a child on social media?
I need to know more about popular social networks and Apps.
Did you know? Your ‘Digital Footprint’ is the amount of information you leave behind when you ‘step’ through the online world. Your date of birth, age, face, social habits, favourite food and where you go every Thursday with friends can, potentially, be viewed by people you don’t know. Think before you post personal information online. Who is behind you, following your footprint?