#WhoIsSam: Online contact and reporting to CEOP

Animation (one minute) and supporting information

With the increased threat of offenders using online live streaming platforms there is a need to educate children about the associated risks. CEOP want to help parents and carers protect their children from online offenders like Sam, the fictional narrator of the animation, who targets children online and quickly builds trust with them.

The short animation highlights the importance of parents and carers talking openly to their children about being safe online, about healthy relationships and encouraging them to speak out if anything happens online that worries them or doesn’t feel right.

The animation can be used by professionals within presentations or sessions with parents and carers to help start the conversation about keeping their children safe online from sexual abuse and exploitation. 

The animation signposts to CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme which provides information for children and young people and their parents/carers about staying safe from sexual abuse and exploitation online. Parents and carers can visit www.Thinkuknow.co.uk/parents for advice on keeping their children safe.  The animation also signposts to the CEOP Safety Centre where parents/carers can report directly to CEOP if they are concerned about the online sexual abuse or exploitation of a child.

The download file contains:

  • #WhoIsSam animation
  • Factsheet for professionals about live streaming
  • Factsheet for parents about live streaming

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