Young people online

Young people live their lives online and you may have already put in place boundaries to keep them safe. With top tips and advice, you can develop your online parenting skills.

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  • Advice
    What is sexual abuse?

    Sexual abuse can happen to girls and boys and is never a child's fault.

  • Responding to issues
    Spotting the signs of sexual abuse

    A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities. This doesn't have to be physical contact, and it can happen online. Sometimes the child won't understand that what's happening to them is abuse.

  • Responding to issues
    Why do people sexually abuse children?

    Understanding why people abuse can help us work out the best ways to protect children. Dr Elly Hanson, clinical psychologist and advisor to CEOP, outlines some of the factors involved.

  • Responding to issues
    Reporting to social media sites

    The simplest way to have information about your child removed from a website or app, is to contact the site itself. Find out how to report to popular websites and apps.

  • Advice
    A short guide to live streaming

    Live streaming has become a popular feature of many apps and platforms. By understanding why it is popular and what potential risks your child may face, you can help your child have a more positive online experience.