You can use your computer, mobile phone or tablet for lots of fun things and to make lots of new friends from all over the world.
This section of our website aims to provide both parents and children with links to really useful advice on how to be safe when using the Internet.
Please read the latest Government publication with guidance for parents and carers of children who are using social media:
Parent Info is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. It provides information for parents and carers about children’s wellbeing and resilience, Internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
Think U Know Website
The Think U Know website will help you go on the Internet in a safe way and gives advice to children about who to talk to if they are worried. You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely!
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online? Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below:
- Always ask a grown up before you use the Internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown-up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything. ‘Childline’ is confidential and free for children to call: 0800 1111
Help and Advice
If you would like to talk to someone else, here are some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the CEOPS website.