Cyber Safety Advice for Parents
By Caroline Barry, Director of IT
Is your child on Facebook? If so, you will want to know about a new, free application in Facebook that is designed to keep young people safe while they are having fun networking online.
ClickCEOP is a new ‘app’ which links your child directly from their Facebook profile to help, advice and reporting facilities of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre – the police agency set up to tackle child abuse.
By adding the app, young people and parents can get support from CEOP on a range of issues – viruses, hacking, dealing with bullying online and they can report someone who is acting inappropriately towards them online.
If you have a Facebook profile, add and bookmark the app. If your child is on Facebook, get them to search ‘ClickCEOP’ in Facebook and give yourself the peace of mind that your child is one click away from help – if they should ever need it.
Visit the ClickCEOP fan page to view the latest discussion topics www.facebook.com/clickceop and to download the app.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
If you have come across something online which concerns you, you can report it to the police using the link below.