At CEOP we often hear from adults who feel concerned that young people may become involved in using the dark web, hacking or other types of ‘cybercrime’. This blog looks at how we can support young people who have an interest in coding and computing to learn positive skills in a safe environment for the future.
Our new educational materials have been developed using the most up to date intelligence received into the CEOP command and highlight the type of tactics offenders' use on live streaming platforms. They also aim to address the more deep rooted issues that might make children and young people particularily vulnerable online, such as low confidence and self-esteem. The #LiveSkills series is aimed and 8-11 year olds, 11-13 + and includes a presentation that can be used with parents and carers, as well as a factsheet to help boost professionals in their knowledge of Live streaming.DOWNLOAD #LIVESKILLS ACTIVITIES
The Resource Library enables you to search and view Thinkuknow resources by category and age range.
Computer skills for the future
Snapchat’s latest feature: Snap Map
Snapchat have launched their newest feature, Snap Maps. This enables users to track others' location with a high level of accuracy. This blog post discusses the implications of this feature for young people and their safety.
A Numbers Game
Many social media platforms and apps give young people the option to like, love and share images and content; this online behaviour can often quantify popularity and approval amongst peers. This blog post explores the impact of ‘likes’ on young people and how we can support young people to navigate their online world.
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#LiveSkills is a package of resources focusing on live streaming. The package includes resources for both primary and secondary aged children, professionals and parents/carers.
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'Seeking support online?'
'Seeking support online?' on the Thinkuknow 14+ website explores how feelings of loneliness and low self-esteem can be amplified by social media and provides top tips of staying safe if a young person is seeking online help and support.
Play Like Share
Play Like Share is a three-episode animated series and accompanying resource pack that aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and other risks they might encounter online.
Keeping Children Safe Online is a helpful introduction to the risks children face online developed by CEOP and the NSPCC. It is aimed at anyone looking to develop their knowledge.
These free events provide an overview to CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme. It's run by trained CEOP ambassadors and is aimed at professionals working with children and young people.
Become an Ambassador
Completing the Ambassador course will enable you to train others to deliver Thinkuknow’s education programme. It gives an in depth look into online offending and young people’s use of technology.