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The internet can be great fun. You can chat to your friends, play games and learn about new things. But sometimes things happen which can make you upset. People may say mean things which make you feel sad, or you may see something that you don’t like. If this happens, you must remember it’s not your fault.
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. They are here to help if you are a young person. They also have advice and links to support for online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking.
For more information and advice on Online Safety for parents, please click the following links:-
The Digital intelligence and Investigations Team
The Digital intelligence and Investigations Team at South Yorkshire Police are working with young people who are involved with cybercrime to make them aware of the Computer Missus Act 1990, the consequences and help steer them onto using their skills that are high in demand for good. They also work with parents/guardians, teachers and youth workers to help identify any possible young adults who are involved in carrying out cyber crime and to work together to provide mentorship and support towards educating them to use their talent legally and try and prevent re-offending.
They deliver cyber crime protection information to communities and businesses across the South Yorkshire area through presentations, meetings and telephone calls and provide advice and support to previous victims to prevent them from becoming a repeat victim.
Parents Top Tips for Online Safety:-
Starting the conversation:
"Find a good time and place"
"Think about how you are going to introduce the subject"
"Explain to them why you are worried"
"Let them talk"
"Listen more than you talk"
"Be loving and supportive"
If your child tells you something that worries you:-
Take a break
Get help together
Get support for yourself