There are lots of people who want to help.
Talk to someone you trust
If you feel comfortable, you can talk to an adult you trust, such as a teacher or relative.
Talk to someone in confidence
If you prefer, you can talk to Childline. A confidential helpline run by the NSPCC. You can call them on 0800 1111 or go online at www.childline.org.uk
If you are worried about something that is happening to you online, you can report it through ClickCEOP.
What you can report here...
Any activity which makes you feel uncomfortable. For example, this could be a conversation with someone online who you think might be an adult and is talking to you in a sexually explicit way or who is trying to meet you for sex.
What you should report somewhere else...
Content that you have seen online, which you think may be illegal, should be reported to the Internet Watch Foundation who will contact the police if necessary.
If you are being bullied you can talk to someone in confidence by calling ChildLine on: 0800 1111, or by visiting www.childline.org.uk
For more information and advice visit our cyberbullying section of this website and also check out: www.beatbullying.org
Where does your report go?
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre- or CEOP for short - is staffed by specialist police officers, social workers, counselors and investigators. Your report will go to straight to them.
What happens next?
Your report will go to experts who are specialists in the Internet. They understand how easy it is to be tricked online and will take your report seriously. You won’t be in trouble, so try not to worry. Someone will be then be in touch with you to make sure you’re okay and to talk about what happens next.
CEOP works hard to protect children and young people all over the UK and the world. Any time spent on hoax reports is time spent away from helping those really are in trouble. CEOP staff can track hoax reports, so please don’t waste our time and yours with tricks or pranks.
Where else can I go for help, advice and support?
Check out more info on this site but if you want to talk to someone - go to your parent/carer or another adult you trust.
If you need to talk to someone in confidence - go to the NSPCC’s site www.childline.org.uk, or call Childline on 0800 1111.
You can also speak to the Samaritans. The Samaritans provides confidential emotional support for people who are in emotional distress including those who have suicidal thoughts. If you are worried, feel upset or confused and just want to talk you can email the Samaritans. Email email@example.com
Look out for this icon on other websites. This means that you can report abuse directly to CEOP from those sites. For example, MSN Live Messenger has a tab with this icon on it.