CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is here to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. We also offer advice and links to support in response to other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying or hacking. For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button.

How to keep you and your family safe when using the internet.

You may wonder why this information is on a website dedicated to the education of 3 and 4 year old children.  Well, in our school we try to support families as a whole and young children are at the heart of what happens in a family home.  We always have the safety and well-being of children at the centre of what we do.  We hope the information here will help to keep you and your family safe on-line.

Amanda Hubball (teacher) and Peter Ellse (governor) are CEOP Ambassadors.  This means that they have been trained by the National Crime Agency on child sexual exploitation and on-line safety.  If you have any questions or concerns around these issues, please ask to speak to someone in school.

We work with children in school helping them to understand the importance of keeping themselves safe when using the internet

  • There are approximately 1000 new apps being created every day.  It is very difficult to stay ahead when keeping children safe on-line.
  • You must be 13 years of age before you can have a Facebook or an Instagram account.  Please act responsibly with your children.
  • Every game has a PEGI (Pan European Game Information) rating.  This tells you what age your child needs to be before the content of the game is suitable.  It is very similar to the certificates given to films.  Please remember that this guidance is given for good reason.
  • The impact of games such as 'Call of Duty' and 'Grand Theft Auto' can become a safeguarding issue for children under the age of 18.
  • If your child's activity on-line involves Sharing, Friending, Chatting and/or Playing, this means your child is involved in a social site and you cannot guarantee who your child is engaging with.
  • All children, particularly teenagers, have a natural drive to seek unsupervised, private, special places to play.  Whilst some children will find this space outside or elsewhere, many will find it on-line. 
  • There are different websites that can offer invaluable information about how to reduce the risk of on-line sexual exploitation and also information for children and parents on what to do if something goes wrong.  A parent's initial reaction to a child when first told about on-line abuse is fundamental to the long term recovery of that child. 
  • Older children are sometimes manipulated and bullied into involving younger children in on-line sexual exploitation.

On-line sexual exploitation is a very real threat to our children and the police cannot simply arrest the problem away.  It is our collective responsibility to educate and supervise our children to keep them safe.

However, please remember that the internet is only as good or as bad as the people using it.  The internet is not in itself the problem.  Infact, the internet is an amazing thing that has transformed our lives.  We just need to use it responsibly.