Staying safe online

We all want to be safe when using the internet, but sometimes things can go wrong. There are steps you can take to protect yourself or, if you’re a parent or carer, your child from potential harm online.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is part of the National Crime Agency and works to protect children online and offline. Its Thinkuknow website is full of practical advice about using the internet safely for:

  • thinkuknow5 – 7 year olds
  • 8 – 10 year olds
  • 11 – 13 year olds
  • Over 14s
  • Parents and carers
  • Teachers and trainers


It also has advice about what to do if you feel that something isn't quite right when using the internet and how to report something that has happened to you, or if you're a parent or carer, your child online.

Contact Us

To report a crime or incident, call

0800 40 50 40

or text 61016

In an emergency call 999

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