Internet safety

More help and advice

There are many websites offering information and support on internet safety, both for young people and adults. Here are some of them:

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

    CEOP is the UK's national police agency for protecting young people online. You can get help and advice on a range of subjects and can report directly to CEOP if you are worried about someone's behaviour towards you online.

    Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
  • Think U Know

    Thinkuknow is run by CEOP and has information for young people between the ages of 5-16, parents and resources for professionals to teach internet safety.

    Think U Know
  • KidSMART

    A site from Childnet International with all sorts of information about being smart online.

  • Chat Danger

    This site explains how to stay safe in different forms of online chat including mobiles, internet messenger and gaming.

    Chat Danger
  • Click Clever Click Safe

    Information from GOV.UK with advice about staying safe online using the simple ‘Zip it, Block it, Flag it’ system. It's a joint venture with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

    Click Clever Click Safe
  • Get Safe Online

    A site explaining the basics of safe surfing including how to protect your PC and avoiding internet crime.

    Get Safe Online
  • The Internet Watch Foundation

    Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the UK hotline taking reports anonymously and confidentially of criminal online content. It deals with child sexual abuse imagery, criminally obscene adult content and non-photographic child sexual abuse imagery (such as computer generated images and videos). It works with the online industry to remove this imagery from the internet. You can make reports anonymously.

    The Internet Watch Foundation
  • Cyber Street Wise

    Cyber Street provides easy tips so that you stay safe online. Learn how to protect your home or business from cyber crime in a fun and interactive way.

Other support

  • ChildLine

    ChildLine is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.


The Metropolitan Police is not responsible for pages maintained by external providers or for the content held within them. The sites listed above have been identified as useful resources for providing additional information on some of the topics discussed on this site.