Keeping Children Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The NCA (National Crime Agency) and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) are redoubling their efforts to promote online safety messages to parents, carers and teachers and have launched a new Online Safety at Home campaign, which hosts informative, education products for children of all ages that can be easily incorporated into home schooling.
The online world is a vital space for children at the moment, as they try to keep up with school work and maintain relationships with their peers. However, the internet can be a dangerous place for children if they are not educated on how to use it sensibly and safely. And with children spending more time in their bedrooms and parents trying to work at home, there is the chance that young people could fall victim to exploitation and bullying, which is where the new campaign can help.
It’s also highly likely that child abuse offenders are spending more time online due to the lock down, in greater numbers, and research carried out by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation and and the Research, Information and Communications Unit suggests that offenders are more likely to relapse during this period.
To access further information, click below:
Online Safety at Home
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
NCA National Crime Agency
CEOP Child Exploitation & Online Protection