Guidance to schools and other organisations
CEOP provides training and education resources for practitioners to use with children and young people to increase their understanding of online safety. There are two ways to access CEOP’s resources:
You must follow your own safeguarding procedures if an individual comes into your organisation to deliver Thinkuknow materials to children and young people. This should include asking for an Enhanced DBS check.
Registration on the Thinkuknow website
The Thinkuknow website is designed for people who work with children and young people. Anyone working in this area can register to access a range of resources. You will be asked to provide your contact details, the organisation you work for, your job role and confirm you work directly with children and young people. Following this registration process you are given access to the site. Click here to register for CEOP's Thinkuknow education resources.
CEOP verify the details of a random sample of registrants on the site on a monthly basis. It is important to note that having access to CEOP resources does not mean that an individual has undergone necessary checks to work with children and young people.
Once registered, users have an account providing them with access to a wide range of resources for children and young people aged 5 to 16. We recommend that all professionals working in this area sign up for the Keeping Children Safe Online online training or attend the Thinkuknow training as it provides a fantastic overview of the technologies children use, the risks they may face, and how to reduce them. For more information about our training follow this link.
Organisations must follow their own safeguarding procedures if an individual comes into your organisation to deliver Thinkuknow materials to children and young people.
CEOP’s Education team run two training courses:
- Thinkuknow Introduction
- CEOP Ambassador
The Thinkuknow Introduction is a half day course and covers the following topics:
- An introduction to CEOP
- Technologies children are using
- Keeping children safe online
- Educational resources for reducing risk
Click here for further information.
CEOP Ambassador training is a one day course which covers the following topics:
- An introduction to CEOP
- Child development in the online world
- Sex offender behaviour online
- Children’s use of social media
- Emerging technologies and their implications
- Risk taking behaviour online, including cyberbullying, sexting, accessing pornography and unhealthy networking
- Educational responses to risk
- Organisational responses to online risk
Following attendance on this course Ambassadors have full access to:
- all of CEOP’s education resources for use with children and young people
- materials to deliver training to other practitioners covering much of the material in the CEOP Thinkuknow course.
While CEOP undertakes our own basic checks to ensure that Ambassadors have no relevant criminal convictions, this is not a replacement for your own organisation’s responsibilities. If you invite anyone who has attended CEOP training to deliver a session to children and young people in your organisation you must ensure that you follow necessary safeguarding procedures, including ensuring that the individual is DBS checked or accompanied in their visit.
Further information is available here.
For any queries please contact the CEOP Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org