‘Keep Switched On’ It’s Not Okay

Online

Children and young people can be groomed online. Do you know what your child is doing on their phone or games console? Talk to them about what they like to do on the internet and how they can stay safe #ItsNotOkay

Don’t switch off when they switch on. Regularly review security settings on your children’s online devices #ItsNotOkay

Worried your child might have been groomed online? Help is available. Visit http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/get-help/ #ItsNotOkay

Encourage your child to ask for help if they see anything online that causes them concern #ItsNotOkay

Does your child really know who they’re talking to online? People might not be who they say they are #ItsNotOkay

Has someone acted inappropriately towards your child online? Report it to @ceopuk #ItsNotOkay

Look at the age restrictions given to apps and games – they’re put in place to protect children, and it is really important to adhere to them #ItsNotOkay

General

  • Spot the signs of child sexual exploitation: mood swings, self-harm, bruising on arms or body, regularly using drugs or drinking alcohol, truancy or drop in performance at school, aggression towards others #ItsNotOkay

  • Spot the signs of child sexual exploitation: change in appearance, borrowing clothes from others, always tired, unexplained relationships with older people, staying out late, not returning home, unexplained gifts #ItsNotOkay

  • Grooming is when someone builds a connection with a young person to gain their trust for the purposes of sex abuse. This can happen online or face-to-face #ItsNotOkay

  • Teach your child about healthy relationships. Talk through strategies to help them protect themselves if they find themselves in difficult situations. Help them learn how to keep safe #ItsNotOkay

  • Child sexual exploitation is never the victim’s fault. If it’s happening to you or someone you know, help is available. Report it now. Visit: http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/get-help/ #ItsNotOkay

  • Does your child really know who they’re talking to online? People might not be who they say they are.

  • Encourage them to ask for help if anything causes them concern #ItsNotOkay

Offline

Children and young people can be groomed anywhere. Do you know how safe your child is? Where are they? Who are they with? #ItsNotOkay

After school clubs and activities should have a safeguarding policy which you can ask to read. Any concerns? Please raise them #ItsNotOkay

Don’t switch off when they go out. Talk to your child about where they’re going, who they’re meeting and what time they’ll be back #ItsNotOkay

Child sexual exploitation can happen anywhere. Be vigilant about your child’s safety and trust your gut instinct. If something doesn’t feel right, it may not be #ItsNotOkay

Concerned your child might have been groomed? Help is available. Visit: http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/get-help/ #ItsNotOkay

Has someone acted inappropriately towards your child online?

Report it to CEOP

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