sexting 2

The internet is an amazing place and a wonderful resource and our aim is to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. Find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.

Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or someone you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.
You can report by clicking this link below

Does finding, seeking, accessing or viewing (in this summary all four will be referred to as “viewing”) pornography have an effect on children’s and young people’s views towards relationships and sexual activity? Some researchers decided to take a quick look to see what’s out there. This is a summary of some of the findings and press coverage from the report.


‘First to a Million’

Ever posted something you regret? Find out how to get help when things go too far. You choose what happens in this interactive film!

Watch ‘First to a Million’ ; http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/Films/FTAM/

Thinking about ‘sexting’?

You may have been tempted in the past to send naked pictures or videos of yourself, perhaps to a friend’s mobile, on a web cam, or on social media.

Some people call this “sexting”, “cybersex” or “sending a nudie”. This makes it sound exciting and fun. It can feel really private too.

But sexting is never private. All images can be saved or ‘screengrabbed’ by the person receiving it – even if you think you are using a private network or a temporary message app like Snapchat.

Once a photo is shared online, you have lost all control of it and it will be virtually impossible for you undo. Even if you change your mind and delete the photo you uploaded, other people may have already shared or copied the image. This puts you at risk of abuse or exploitation by others.

Find out more from this great website; http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/what-is-it/online-safety-and-sexting/


Useful Websites:

Child Net – Young People:  www.childnet.com/young-people





Healthy and unhealthy relationships

Lots of young people have been contacting Childline about their relationships. Now you can get advice and support to help them work out what feels right.

Follow this link to find out more


New Childline campaign highlights unhealthy relationships

Watch: The Game and The Party films

Watch “#ListenToYourSelfie | The Game | Childline” on YouTube; https://youtu.be/TcMd468Pqbs

Watch “#ListenToYourSelfie  | The Party | Childline” on YouTube; https://youtu.be/_G8b7yZapkI


Report online terrorism

The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and extremism. The Government and police are committed to protecting the public from terrorist content online, but we cannot do this alone. Everyone who uses the internet can help to make it safer.

direct.gov.uk/ reportingonlineterrorism  is a dedicated webpage where you can report online content you think might be illegal, or which you find offensive.

What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: