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Online safety for young people


Accessing the internet has become the 'norm' in daily life. This means more children and young people are going online from a younger age.

Children and young people should be aware of the risks and how to be safe and responsible when online.

The Government created the Online Safety Bill to protect children and adults online. This bill makes social media companies more responsible for their user's safety.

If you're worried about a child

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of a child call 999.

If you're worried about something a child or young person may have experienced online and want advice, contact the NSPCC free helpline on 0808 800 5000 or contact NSPCC online.

If you’re worried about online grooming or sexual behaviour online or want to report it, contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP). CEOP is a law enforcement agency that helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

For more information on exploitation visit our Child Exploitation pages.

Information and advice

Below are some useful organisations and websites with information and guidance for keeping your child or young person safe online. This includes being safe on a range of devices and setting restrictions for your child.