The CEOP button above has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
ONLINE GAMING SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN
Bad behaviour, bad language, or cheating is NOT okay! You can block other players from contacting you, report them to the game provider or platform, and/or tell your parents.
Tell your parents right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.
Do not give out personal information such as your home address, e-mail address, telephone number, passwords or pictures.
Never agree to get together with someone you meet online without checking with your parents first.
ONLINE GAMING SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS
CHECK out this link https://pegi.info/page/online-safety-tips to find out age limits on games. There is lots of handy info including these tips:
Encourage and remind your children to report issues such as bullying, threatening or bad language, the display of unwanted content, or invitations to meet outside the game.
Report inappropriate behaviour, using the feedback page on this site, or specific complaint mechanisms on consoles or the games’ websites.
Explain to your children that they should not give out personal details to other players.
Tell your children that they should not meet other players unless accompanied by you.
Monitor your children’s activities on gameplay websites. Better even, play with them.
Cease communication or change your child’s online ID if anything within the game or the way it evolves makes you feel uncomfortable.