NSPCC
yesterday at 19:17. Facebook
Online games like Minecraft can help children to learn while playing and exploring their creativity. Online safety is one of the biggest child protection challenges we face – with online grooming being one area of concern. Yesterday, Adam Isaac was jailed for grooming two children through Minecraft - he persuaded them to carry out sexual acts and exposed himself online: [ Bbc.in Link ].
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01/20/2017 at 19:08. Facebook
There are lots of things happening around the world that could make children feel confused or worried. If your children have worries about something going on in the world, we've got advice on how to start that conversation with them: [ Bit.ly Link ]. They can also visit Childline for advice and information: [ Bit.ly Link ]

How to start a conversation with a child who’s worried about the world

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01/19/2017 at 19:19. Facebook
You’ve probably read the story today that four year old Poppy Widdison’s parents were sentenced to 13 years in prison for child cruelty and drug offences. The trial heard that the neighbours were worried about Poppy’s safety. We would encourage anyone in a similar situation to report their concerns – whether it’s behaviour you’ve seen at a school gate or noises coming from next door. Speaking...
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NSPCC urges families to report fears of neglect in wake of Poppy Widdison tragedy

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01/18/2017 at 19:07. Facebook
“What happened in that flat is still unknown. My son Breck had been invited into an online gaming group by school friends. Lewis, the ringmaster, whose server they played on, had been communicating online with some of Breck’s friends for years. It made all the parents feel like the situation was safe.” As time went on, Lorin found it harder to get her son offline. He was being groomed. “He’d...
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01/17/2017 at 19:25. Facebook
You can help control what your child sees online to help keep them safe - so that when they search for something online it's more 'yee ha' than 'uh oh'! You can manage how long your child spends online, block harmful content and control in-app purchases. For more info on how to set up parental controls, visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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01/16/2017 at 19:04. Facebook
Sometimes children can feel like there's no escape from bullying. It can happen at home, school or online. If you're worried your child is being bullied, you can help them bounce back with Childline's new interactive tool: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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01/14/2017. Facebook
When we were young, our parents, families or close friends taught us words of wisdom to be guiding principles through our lives. What words of wisdom did you learn? Let us know in the comments below.
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01/13/2017. Facebook
Children are affected by a wide range of issues that can affect their mental wellbeing, from university applications and global affairs to social media and online bullying. Sometimes it can be difficult for them to express their feelings and open up to others and so you might not know that a child is struggling. If you’re worried about a young person, we've got some of the signs and symptoms...
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01/12/2017. Facebook
2016 was a big year for us - and for you. With your help, we reached millons of parents helping them to #TalkPANTS with their children and Pantosaurus. Your support meant that we could go into schools to teach thousands of school children how to #SpeakOutStaySafe - and help protect them. You've helped us make a difference to the lives of so many children - and helped make sure that we could be...
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01/11/2017. Facebook
Last year over 50,000 of you helped us fix a flaw in the law that meant it wasn't illegal for an adult to send a sexual message to a child. But the new law, which could help prevent children being groomed online, still hasn't been brought into force by the Government. Every day we wait is another day children are at risk. Read more, and learn how you can help, here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
NSPCC
01/10/2017. Facebook
Need help setting up parental controls on your child's device? We're live with Dad Blog UK creator John Adams and O2 Guru Raymond to help you get started and answer your questions. Post them in the comments below. #InnocentSearches
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01/09/2017. Facebook
Today Prime Minister Theresa May announced new measures that aim to provide more support for children suffering from mental illness. Chilldren should not be at crisis point before they get the help they need and - while this is a step in the right direction - more attention needs to be given to children who've experienced abuse and neglect. It's unacceptable that the Government still doesn't...
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01/07/2017. Facebook
Sometimes children find things online that aren't always appropriate - even when they're not looking for them. By using parental controls, you can help protect your child from viewing harmful content - and asking awkward questions. If you need help setting up controls on your child's devices, you can call our free O2 & NSPCC Online Safety Helpline for expert advice on 0808 800 5002. For more...
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01/05/2017. Facebook
With your support, we've been able to help millions of children when they need us most. Childline is a place for young people to turn to - and has been for 30 years - because of your help and support. This means that children's voices are being heard. Today we've been calling supporters - like you - to say thank you for helping us fight for every childhood. You're incredible. From the bottom...
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01/04/2017. Facebook
Children are spending more and more time online, playing games with friends and communicationg across many social networks. While the internet can be a wonderful place for children to learn, it can also be dangerous. Watch this and read our advice to help protect children online, and help make sure you're both #ShareAware: [ Bit.ly Link ]
NSPCC
01/03/2017. Facebook
“It was a step along the road that took them to a good place. I was someone to talk to that they wouldn’t otherwise have had.” Thinking of doing something different as a New Year’s resolution? You can help us help more children and do something amazing this year by volunteering for us – just like Liam who volunteered as a counsellor for Childline. “There are adults out there who’ve made their...
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12/31/2016. Facebook
Happy New Year! We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us in 2016. Thanks to you, we can support more children and help keep them safe throughout 2017.
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12/31/2016. Facebook
Worried about your child going out alone this New Year? Are you sure they're ready? Read our advice on how to keep them safe away from home, whilst allowing them to be independent, here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Staying safe away from home

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NSPCC
12/30/2016. Facebook
Whilst December is a wonderful month for many, for some it is a time of increased risk and vulnerability, as children are often isolated and left without the safety net of the school environment. New figures have shown a huge rise in the number of people getting in touch about child abuse and neglect during the festive period. If you’re worried about a child, you can call our helpline 24 hours...
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12/30/2016. Facebook