Fearless

Website: www.fearless.org

What for?

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. At fearless.org, you can pass on information without giving any personal details using their 100% anonymous reporting tool. You will also find an A-Z of crime types and information on County Lines.

Fearless also have 15 Outreach Workers across the country, email Fearless@crimestoppers-uk.org to find out if you have a worker in your area.


NSPCC 

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 800 5000

What for?

The NSPCC work to protect children from harm and prevent abuse. On their website you will find information on safety inside and outside of the home, children's mental health, and how to report child abuse. There is a 'Support for Parents' section for information on different areas such as mental health and parenting, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.


UK Safer Internet Centre

Website: www.saferinternet.org.uk

Helpline: Revenge Porn Helpline, 03456 000 459

What for?

UK Safer Internet Centre offers advice and guidance to young people, parents and professionals around staying safe online. This includes information on e-safety, types of harm, and a parents' guide to technology. On their website, you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre and call for advice using the helpline number above.


Kooth

Website: www.kooth.com

Helpline: Online Chatroom for support on website

What for?

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free to use. On Kooth you can chat to a friendly counsellor, read articles written by young people, write in a daily journal, and get support from the Kooth community.


Rise Above

Website: www.riseabove.org.uk

What for?

Rise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You'll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice. Topics include mental health, online safety and healthy relationships.


Samaritans

Website: www.samaritans.org

Helpline: 116 123

What for?

Samaritans are a charity working towards preventing suicide. They provide non-judgemental advice through their 24/7 helpline above. You can also talk to a Samaritan by email or visit them in one of their branches across the UK. The Samaritans website has support and advice for anyone in crisis, or what you can do if you know of someone else who needs support.


Childline

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Helpline: 0800 1111

What for?

Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor on the phone or online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards. Topics include bullying, relationships, school, and family.


Internet Matters

Website: www.internetmatters.org/

Helpline: Online resource with educational packs on Internet Safety (www.internetmatters.org/schools-esafety/)

What for?

From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you'll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.


ThinkUKnow

Website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Helpline: 0370 496 7622

What for?

'ThinkUKnow' is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.Explore one of the six 'ThinkUKnow' websites for advice about staying safe when you or a child is on a phone, tablet or computer.


Ask About Games

Website: www.askaboutgames.com

Helpline: 02075 340 590

What for?

'Ask About Games' answer questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together.


Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) Portal

Website: www.ceop.police.uk

Helpline: Via 'Childline' - 0800 1111

What for?

CEOP are here to help and give you and children advice, and you can make a report directly to them if something has happened online which has made children feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online. CEOP take all reports seriously and they will do everything they can to keep you safe.


Childnet - Parent and Carer Toolkit

Website: www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

Helpline: 0207 639 6967

What for?

The Childnet Parent and Carer Toolkit will provide free resources that offer practical tips and advice on different aspects of keeping your child safe online. They can help support parents and carers of any age child to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support. 

Guidance on keeping under-fives safe online


South West Grid For Learning (SWGfL) - Resource Portal

Website: www.swgfl.org.uk/resources/

Helpline: 0345 601 3203

What for?

SWGfL specialise in supporting schools, agencies and families to affect lasting change with the safe and secure use of technology. They have built an international reputation for developing multi award-winning educational online safety tools, services and resources.


Parent Info

Website: www.parentinfo.org/

What for?

A collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisation


Educate Against Hate Parents' Hub

Website: https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

What for?

Provides resources and government advice for parents and carers on keeping young people safe from extremism, including online.


Let's Talk About It

Website: https://www.ltai.info/staying-safe-online/

What for?

Provides support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.


MindEd

Website: https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/

What for?

A free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.


Net Aware

Website: www.net-aware.org.uk (via the NSPCC)

Helpline: 0800 1111

What for?

Net Aware is a guide for parents to the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use. Using reviews from adults and children, it helps parents decide if a site is right for their child, if it is age appropriate and explores what risks they might encounter, enabling parents or professionals to help keep their children safe online. The NSPCC have just launched a refreshed Net Aware site.


'Zip It App' - via Childline

Website: www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/zipit-app/

Helpline: 0800 111

What for?

If someone is trying to get a young person to send inappropriate content, the 'Zipit' app (downloadable from the Google Play store or Apple App Store) can help keep the situation under control.

Respond to unwanted chat with the power of GIFs taken straight from the app and use the flirting guide to navigate intimate chats, including tips from other young people.


The Lucy Faithfull Foundation's 'Parents Protect'

Website:https://www.parentsprotect.co.uk/

What For?

The Parents Protect website provides advice on how to help protect children from child sexual abuse.
 


The Internet Watch Foundation

Website: https://report.iwf.org.uk/en

What For?

If you see sexual images or videos of someone under 18 years of age online, report it anonymously to the Internet Watch Foundation who can work to remove them from the web and help to identify victims and survivors.


Stop It Now!

Website: https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

What For?

You can contact Stop It Now for information and advice if you have concerns about someone's behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour.


Marie Collins Foundation

Website: https://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/

What For?

You can contact The Marie Collins Foundation via email on help@mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk for support, including advice and individual counselling, for your child if they have been subjected to online sexual abuse - support is also offered to parents and carers.

 

 

 

 

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