1.Engage secondary-aged pupils with the Thinkuknow toolkit
This Toolkit uses the Thinkuknow website as an engaging learning resource for young people aged 11 and over. It has been recently updated to help those aged 14+ learn more about sharing nude images.
The Thinkuknow website tackles a wide range of issues including child sexual exploitation, pornography and digital dating. Supporting young people to explore the information on Thinkuknow.co.uk will help them to:
- Develop healthy approaches towards sex and the Internet
- Identify and respond to negative behaviour online
- Know where to go for help
Download the Toolkit
2. How to Keep under 7’s safe online
It is more than likely that the under 7s you work with are spending a significant amount of their life online watching videos, gaming, and connecting with friends. Take a look at our new blog post which outlines resources designed to help you educate your 4-7s on how to navigate their online world safely.
3. Two new articles for Parents and Carers
- Viral scare challenges: Earlier this year, you’ll have been aware of stories and warnings circulating online about online scares or suicide challenges. Most have been found to be hoaxes, fake news or wildly exaggerated stories. Share our new article with parents to help them to speak their child about online scares, and how to respond if they’ve seen one.
- What is the Internet of Things? More families are buying internet-enabled devices such as smart speakers, toys that connect to the internet and even Bluetooth enabled toothbrushes. All of these devices are commonly referred to as the ‘Internet of Things’. Share our 9 tips for parents to help them use these devices with children safely in their home.
4. Book onto the CEOP Ambassador Course
By becoming a CEOP Ambassador, you’ll gain access to CEOP bespoke Thinkuknow Introduction Course that you can use to train the professionals you work with. The training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deliver the course which includes modules on online sexual abuse, nude image sharing, and using our resources. You’ll also have the chance to network with other professionals and share best practice. Ambassador dates for 2019 in London is the 8th August. Find out more about the course and to make a booking, click here.
5. Digital Families 2019: Wellbeing in a Connected World
Join CEOP and Parent Zone for their annual Digital Families conference in London on 9 October 2019. Focusing on digital wellbeing, you’ll have the chance to hear keynotes from leading experts, take part in workshops, and join a debate about children’s wellbeing in a connected world. Find out more on Parent Zone’s website.
6. Latest Guidance
Stay up to date with the latest guidance and research from across the sector on CEOP professionals website. Here’s a selection of what we’ve recently added:
Research and insights