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NSPCC and O2

The NSPCC and O2 have joined together to help parents understand how to keep their children safe online.

They offer advice on keeping your children safe online as well as a free helpline which can offer personalised advice. They can also help you set up parental controls on your children devices and teach you how to make a phone safe for your child. 

Visit an O2 store to speak to a friendly expert in person. 

Helpline: 0808 8005 002

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP)

CEOP have set up a section on their website specifically for parents. The website offers tips and advice which allow parents to develop their online skills. 

CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP’s reaches many children and young people through its ‘Thinkuknow’ education programme.

It also promotes online safety messages to practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who pass messages directly to children and young people.

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Parent Info

Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and The Parent Zone. 

The Parent Zone provides information, support and advice to parents and a lot of work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. They provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.  

The Parent Zone

The Parent Zone provides information, help, advice, support and resources to anyone who engages with parents including parents, teachers, health professionals, police officers, e-safety officers and HR professionals.