Child Online Safeguarding
The Internet is often a fun and
informative place to explore and get the latest news and advice -
but sometimes people can use it to cause harm.
There are a number of ways you can
make sure that you, your friends and your family stay safe when
using the Internet.
You can also find out more
• staying safe on social networking sites and while using
• dealing with cyberbullying and sexting
• reporting obscene, illegal or pornographic material
• dealing with unsolicited or hoax e-mails
• support organisations
Know the law
The following are criminal offences:
• Having, making, taking or
distributing indecent images of children
• Enticing children for the purpose of sexual activity (for
example via chatrooms)
• Writing or having material which contains graphic stories
about child sexual abuse and exploitation
• Bullying, harassing or verbally abusing someone because of
their sexual orientation, disability, race or religion (known as a
If you or someone you know is being abused online or you see
something you don't like, report it. You can also find out about
support organisations who offer advice and information.
Trolling and Internet /
Download our guide to dealing with cyber
For more information and
advice on trolling and Internet / cyber-bullying, as well as
reporting online abuse, please click here.