The Click CEOP button
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency CEOP command. The CEOP command works to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.
Reporting to CEOP
CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.
All reports to CEOP are treated sensitively and are read and risk assessed by a CEOP Child Protection Adviser. It is not possible to report to CEOP anonymously as CEOP have a duty to ensure the child or young person is safe. Reports made outside of office hours are viewed by the NCA Control Centre. Urgent concerns about a child’s safety are referred by the Control Centre to local police. CEOP advise any urgent reports where a child is in immediate danger should be reported to the local police force where the child is located.
The internet can be a useful tool for communicating, downloading information (such as recipes, maps, train times, weather etc.), researching, shopping, teaching and generally having fun playing internet games and activities. For most people the internet has become the first port of call for information and a vital part of their everyday life; and for children in particular an excellent tool for homework and chatting to friends!
We believe that educating our children about being safe online is crucial. As part of our Computing curriculum all children from Foundation Stage to Year Six follow our Online Safety Scheme of Work which is embedded throughout the Computing Curriculum, focusing on identifying some of the risks about being online and how to keep themselves safe.
Parents of pupils in KS1 are asked to sign Responsible Internet Use permission slips on behalf of their children to use the internet and have work published on the school website. Parents of KS2 children are also asked to sign the Responsible Internet Use permission slip and KS2 pupils also sign and agree to follow the rules too. Please find a copy of the User Agreement Policy at the top.
In each classroom there are clear online safety rules, differentiated between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Please find a copy at the top.
CEOP – http://ceop.police.uk/
Protecting your children from abuse online – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
NSPCC online safety – http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Online safety guide for parents – http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/e-safety/
How to report – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/report/
Childline – http://www.childline.org.uk/
Digital Parenting – http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html#
Kid Smart – http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
Staying safe online – http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/
Parents guide to technology – http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology
Web wise, privacy and settings – http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/safety-and-privacy/
Websites for Children
Children in Reception and Key Stage one will become familiar with the websites Lee and Kim’s Adventure and Hectors World, which are both created by CEOP. This is just one of the websites used to support their understanding. To access follow the link below
Children in Year 3 will revisit the named websites from Key stage One and use CBBC’s Dongle the Rabbit. For children in years 4 to 6 their online safety is based upon CEOP’s Cybercafe website which can be accessed by using the link below. This is just one of the websites used to support their understanding.