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TITLE OF GOOD PRACTICE:

Thinkuknow - Child Exploitation and On Line Protection Centre (CEOP)

KEYWORDS:

The site is for parents and young people to help with potential threats from - cyberbullying; social networking sites; sexting; mobile phones; chatrooms; uploading videos; gaming; pro-eating disorder sites; child trafficking; hacking and viruses,

GOOD PRACTICE TYPOLOGY:

National Project

TARGET GROUPS:

Children, Parents, Teachers,

WORKING GROUP COORDINATING THE INITIATIVE:

Child Exploitation and On Line Protection Centre (CEOP)

COUNTRY WHERE IT TOOK PLACE:

United Kingdom

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

DEFINITION OF TARGET GROUP:

Parents, Policy Makers, Teachers, Young People, School Directors.

DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE:

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means they are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

CEOP have produced the Thinkuknow web site for children aged 5-7yrs, 8-10yrs and 11-16yrs as well as parents/carers and teachers/trainers. The site provides the latest information on the sites children like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Advice is given about what's good, what's not good and what can be done about it.

The site offers resources for use at home or in the classroom, games for young to play showing how predators can make contact. an area to report if the young person feels uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online and much more.

RESULTS:

The question of 'Results' isn't directly relevant to this site because it is used across the whole of the UK. The 'Thinkuknow' website has been produced by the Education Team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre or CEOP for short (www.ceop.police.uk). CEOP are a Government run law enforcement agency and their aim is to protect young people from abuse, both online and in the real world. CEOP is formed of people from lots of different professional backgrounds, including police officers and social workers, who are all working together to protect young people. CEOP believe that every child matters, everywhere.

INDICATORS:

Definition of bullying or cyberbullying, Detection protocol, Intervention protocol, Help-line/counseling, Teacher training, Information for parents, Cooperative group work, Videos.

EVALUATION:

This is an excellent site giving advice to parents and young people on all types of potential threats from - cyberbullying; social networking sites; sexting; mobile phones; chatrooms; uploading videos; gaming; pro-eating disorder sites; child trafficking; hacking and viruses.

Guidance specifically for parents and carers is particularly good, with internet safety tips; how to support children to use the internet safely; a link (under Further Support) to the Internet Watch Foundation - this is the 'hotline' for the public to report potentially illegal content online. More specifically they deal with child sexual abuse content hosted worldwide, and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.
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COMMENT:

The site can be found at:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

NAME OF COMPILER:

Roger Murfin

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

Wilsthorpe Community School

ROLE:

Business Manager

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