Children are spending more time online, in fact the time spent watching TV has actually reduced in favour of online media. (Ofcom’s research into media use)
Talking about online safety a little, but often, works best.
CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe.
If someone online has acted inappropriately towards you, your child or young person you know, please use the CEOP button to report it.
Checking apps, games and websites
We know as a grown-up, it’s sometimes difficult to know if media is appropriate for children.
Common Sense Media lets you search for movies, apps, games and websites and see their official age rating as well a recommended age from other parents.
NSPCC Net Aware, is a similar service. Helping you find ratings and information on games, online apps and more.
Accidents can happen and sometimes inappropriate content is available in places you wouldn’t expect. We recommend setting parental restrictions and content filtering (available from most internet service providers).
No restrictions are completely infallible. It’s ok for children to make mistakes, it’s important that they get help from an adult.
Help and advice
If you have an urgent issue, something online was really not acceptable then please use the CEOP button above to report it directly to the police.
If you’ve got questions or not sure how you can help your child, please pop in for a chat. Our family support advisor will help you get the information you need.