The Click CEOP Button
The Click CEOP Button – Information for Parents and Carers
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces.
The CEOP Safety Centre
The Click CEOP button provides a direct gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre.
The CEOP Safety Centre:
- Is there to keep children and young people safe from online sexual abuse and grooming
- Provides information to help those who are unsure about making a report:
Should I make a report to CEOP?
What happens when I make a report?
How can CEOP help me?
- Provides signposting to other sources of support and information, including Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/ and CEOP Education websites
- Do not take reports about online bullying, fake accounts or hacking.
It is advised that users read the information and advice contained within the CEOP Safety Centre prior to making a report to CEOP.
Using the CEOP Button
CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. Children can make a report directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button if something has happened online which has made them feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online.
CEOP take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep children safe.
As well as making a report to the CEOP Safety Centre, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help children if something has happened to them online.
Is your child being bullied? CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying but if children are being bullied and would like to talk to someone in confidence right now they can speak to Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online – no worry is too big or too small.
Secondary pupils have been informed about the Click CEOP button in Personal and Social Education Classes.
We would always encourage young people to speak to our Child Protection Officers about any concerns:
- Primary and Nursery: Miss Mair, Mrs O’Connor and Mrs Mollison
- Secondary: Miss Mitchell and Mrs Rae
The Click CEOP Button can be found on the INFORMATION FOR PUPILS banner on our school website.