Unfortunately just like offline, at some point online your child may be exposed to people talking about sex so it's a good idea to talk to your child about what to do if that happens.

The NSPCC suggest that parents use ‘The Underwear Rule’ and teach PANTS to their children to help protect them from online and offline abuse.

You can find out more on the NSPCC website.

If a child is being approached online about sex you can make a report to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - CEOP.

You can also contact Devon and Cornwall Police on telephone 101 (non emergency calls) or 999 (emergency calls only).

The NSPCC Share Aware campaign aims to help parents to support their child to stay safer online. Share Aware resources include A parents’ guide to being Share Aware and a great short film called I saw your willy.


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