The internet is part of life nowadays. It opens up many educational and social opportunities, giving
access to a world of information and experiences. Whether on a computer at school or at home, a
games console or mobile phone, children can access the internet 24/7.
Understand the devices that your child uses
Modern technology is advancing every year and is often difficult to keep up with technologies.
Parents often find that their children know more about the internet than they do.
This useful website gives a guide to parental controls:
There are people who can help if you are worried that your child is being groomed online by other
children or adults;
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual
abuse of children. They are part of UK policing and are very much about tracking and bringing
offenders to account, either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
If you are in immediate danger contact the Police on 999.
You can visit CEOP at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
It’s easy and fast - making a decision at the click of a button can cause long-term problems.