Reporting urgent online safety issues:
Need help? If you need help there are a number of organisations you can contact:
We hope that you never have to use these, but these are the places you can go for help.
Grooming or other illegal behaviour: If you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously online towards a child, you should in an emergency contact the emergency services by calling 999, or otherwise make a report to CEOP, the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre. www.ceop.police.uk
Child sexual abuse images: If you stumble across criminal content online, you should report this to the Internet Watch Foundation. Criminal content in the UK includes child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult content as well as non-photographic child sexual abuse images. www.iwf.org.uk/report
Online terrorism: You can report terrorism related content to the police’s Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit. www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
Hate Speech: Online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender can be reported to True Vision. www.report-it.org.uk
Media content inappropriate for children: If you want to make a complaint about an advert, television or radio programme, film, newspaper, magazine, video game or other type of content that you think is unsuitable for children to see or hear, you can report it through ParentPort. www.parentport.org.uk
ChildLine: ChildLine is run by the NSPCC. It is is a free 24/7 helpline for children and young people. You can call 0800 1111 or chat online. www.childline.org.uk
Family Lives: Charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They have a 24/7 free Parentline on 0808 8002222. www.familylives.org.uk
Reporting scams: If you have been ‘scammed, ripped off or conned’ you can report to Action Fraud online or on 0300 1232040. It is a 24/7 service This service is run by the City of London Police.