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Online Safety

UPDATED: 20.06.2024
This section covers support for Online Safety.

For Bullying & Harassment please click here

For Stalking please click here
 

Action Fraud 

Action Fraud is a reporting centre for anyone who has been affected. They also provide information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
Report line: 0300 123 2040 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm) 

CEOP Education

Online information about staying safe online, includes advice for both children and adults, or visit the Facebook page

CEOP – Is Your Child Ready for Social Media?

Information on age limits, the reasons for them and keeping your child safe on social media.

ChildLine 

ChildLine provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. ChildLine can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours everyday)
1-2-1 chat (24 hours everyday)

Childnet International 

Online information for children and young people about smart surfing and keeping your identity private. 

Citizen's Advice Bureau - Nuisance Calls 

Information on how to stop nuisance calls and texts. Plus a tool for reporting the calls and texts to the correct authority.

Get Safe Online 

Expert advice for adults, children and parents on protecting your computer, phone, tablet and much more.

Information Commissioners Office - ICO

Information on nuisance calls and how to stop them. Information on data protection and how your personal information is handled. 

Internet Matters.org 

Helping parents and those caring for children to keep them safe in the digital world. Practical information for all types of digital devices.

Internet Watch Foundation - IWF 

The place to report criminal online content, including child sexual abuse content from anywhere in the world and obscene adult content. 

Nation Crime Agency - Sextortion (webcam blackmail) 

Information and advice from the National Crime Agency for anyone affected by sextortion. 

Revenge Porn Helpline 

Support for anyone affected by sexually explicit material being posted online without their consent.
Helpline : 0345 6000 459 (Lines open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm)
Email: help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk

Samaritans  

Samaritans are available to listen to anyone who is distressed.
Helpline: 116 123 (lines open 24 hours) This new number is free and does not appear on phone bills
Email: jo@samaritans.org 

Supportline 

Supportline provides telephone support for any problems including bullying and cyber-bullying.
Helpline: 01708 765 200 (lines open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6pm – 8pm)
Email: info@supportline.org.uk 

Suzy Lamplugh Trust 

Information on staying safe and managing risks in any situation, including stalking. 

The Cybersmile Foundation 

Support for anyone affected by any form of online bullying or hate campaign.
Email: help@cybersmile.org 

UK Safer Internet Centre 

E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
Helpline: For those working with young people 0344 381 4772 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
Information for young people 3-11, 11 -19on enjoying the internet and staying safe