The websites below have a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from online abuse and child sexual exploitation.
Need immediate help?
- Call 999 or contact Greater Manchester Police.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – Are you worried about the way someone has been communicating with you or your child online? You can make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors. It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable, or someone being insistent on meeting up.
Parents Guide to E-Safety
How to set parental controls
Many parents & carers are put off using controls and settings as they think they will be difficult to set up, or complicated to use. With this step by steps guide, it can help make it simple and straightforward.
In January 2021, GMP shared this powerpoint with us. This is a topic that can be extremely tricky to talk about with your child. The Police force hope that by producing this powerpoint, a more open and informed discussion can take place around this very important subject.
Learn about individual platforms and how to stay safe
Reviews and safety guidance for all social networking, apps, and games that children and young people are using can be found here.
Expert reviews, advice, and age appropriate recommendations on game apps and films can be found here.
A new channel called Omegle has been created. Find out more by clicking the link below.
Online Safety Resources
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) A police agency tackling child sexual abuse and online grooming. Their two websites include an online reporting tool and advice and activities for parents and children.
- ChildLine ChildLine counsellors are available 24/7 for you to phone or chat online with you, confidentially about any worries that you may be having. You can also ring or text – 0800 1111.
- Thinkuknow Thinkuknow is a CEOP website that has lots of advice to help you keep safe online and what to do if you are worried about something that has happened online that has worried or upset you.
- UK Safer Internet Centre Where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
- Childnet International Childnet have a dedicated area to support parents and carers with information on key online safety topics, advice and activities to share with your child.
- Report harmful content Advice and support for anyone who has discovered harmful content online.