Young People & Students

Useful links for young people and students

ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem – their counsellors are always there to help you sort it out... http://www.childline.org.uk

A website all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.

Follow this link to the Chatdanger website if you would like to know more information about how to stay safe when chatting online

Find out more information about internet safety for young people, how to report abuse and advice for parents and carers. The Child Expolitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children.

Follow this link for more information from ceop.police.uk

Think U Know is a website produced by the CEOP Centre. The site contains lots of information on internet safety and safe surfing for young people: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Visit the following links for child online safety advice and general cyber safety advice.

Think U Know is a website produced by the CEOP Centre. The site contains lots of information on internet safety and safe surfing for young people: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Has your child found themselves in trouble online?

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation have produced an information pack for parents called 'Whats the problem?"  - A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online. Download the document here by following this link

Sending a sexual text, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. Once you send a message, you're not in control of what happens to it. For advice and help about sexting visit Childline here.

Parents: there are numerous resources available for education on sexting (youth produced sexual imagery), CSE and other sexual content available here

For advice about how to talk to children about the risks of sexting - and what you can do to protect them visit the NSPCC here.

LV=Streetwise is a life sized, indoor, award winning, safety ‘village’ of scenarios which are traditionally built ‘bricks and mortar’ scenes from everyday life. The village includes a full sized two-storey house, a high street, a park, a farmyard, a, electricity sub-station, a heath, a beach, a building site and even Police and railway stations. By making the scenarios as realistic as possible, the exciting and memorable interactive Safety Tours enable children to easily apply the learning in their everyday life.

Follow this link to visit the LV=Streetwise website

The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK Hotline for combating potentially criminal online content, specifically:

  • Child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world, 
  • Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK and 
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.

Follow this link to visit their website... http://www.iwf.org.uk

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) brings together over 180 organisations and individuals from government, industry, law enforcement, academia and charities – including groups representing parents and children. Our aim is to work in partnership to keep children and young people safe online.

Follow this link to visit their website... http://www.education.gov.uk/ukccis

Out of Your Hands? is brought to you by Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum (MICAF), the Home Office and the National Mobile Phone Unit, to educate young people aged 7 to 16 on the responsible way to own, operate and safeguard your mobile phone.

Visit the website at: http://www.outofyourhands.com/

Working with online safety experts, InternetMatters.org are here to guide you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet.

Bestmates - play together...stay together. Advice for students from the West Midlands Police website: http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/best-mates/index.asp

http://www.talktofrank.com/ - Friendly, confidential drugs advice

http://www.drugscope-dworld.org.uk/ - Information about drugs

The multi-award winning Safe Schools and Communities Team (SSCT), was set up in 2005 to prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and wrong-doing and to promote safety across communities in the Dorset County Council areas. Since those early days the team has expanded and now also covers Bournemouth and Poole. The remit for the team has also expanded with it.

Follow this link for more information about the SSCT on this website

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