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WHAT IS NOT OK

Sometimes it is hard to know when something online is weird, criminal or just not right. Watch these videos to help you know when to screenshot, shutdown and report. 

THREE SIMPLE STEPS

Together we can turn the tide on digital criminals and reclaim the internet 

When reporting online or telling someone what has happened you may need to prove it and have evidence.

 

Screenshots are one of the best ways you can do this.

 

Make sure to capture their username if you can.

If someone is harassing or trying to manipulate you make sure to block them and shutdown the conversation.

Take some time away from social media and go do something you love in the real world.

It is so important that you report what has happened to you. 

There are so many ways you can report.

Reporting helps catch criminals and stops them from hurting anyone else. 

HOW TO REPORT

Reporting is the best way to get online creeps and criminals removed, caught and punished. Reporting helps keep everyone safe.

Helpful websites for reporting

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Has a nude image of you ended up online?

Report Remove will work quickly to help you get it taken down. 

Seen sexual content you think might be criminal? 

Report it to the IWF and they will investigate. 

Need someone to talk to about what's going on?

Anyone under the age of 19 can call any time - day or night. 

TAKE ACTION NOW:

August 2023: Elon Musk wants to remove the block function on X (formerly Twitter). 

 

Being able to block predators and criminals is a fundamental part of being safe online.

Sign our petition to tell Elon: he must keep the block!

FREAKED OUT ABOUT REPORTING?

Don't be. You aren't being a snitch, you're potentially saving a life - you might not be the only one they are targeting.

Is someone threatening, blackmailing, exploiting or abusing you online? Visit www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting or call the Police on 101.

WHEN TO REPORT

It's not always easy to spot the signs of online grooming or when someone is trying to exploit you. So it can sometimes be hard to know when to screenshot, shutdown and report.

Here are some facts to help you spot when something might be up! Remember, it is better to be safe than sorry.

 

Help keep others safe and support a safer internet by downloading these fact squares and sharing them on your social media.

ABOUT US

We are a Southeast England-based charity with national relevance and impact, founded in 2014 in response to the tragic loss of Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old boy who was groomed and murdered by someone he met online. Our work aims to prevent this from ever happening again. Our work saves lives.

We reach thousands of children and young people in schools and other community settings with Breck's story every year. Our talks and educational materials fill a gap in the current UK curriculum that otherwise leaves children vulnerable to online grooming and exploitation.

 

We are helping young people reclaim the internet. 

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