The resources highlight the type of tactics offenders’ use on live streaming platforms, as well address the more deep rooted issues that might make children and young people particularly vulnerable online – such as low confidence and self-esteem.
Through a series of age appropriate activities, both primary and secondary aged children will be taught skills to help them think critically about the people they meet online and empower them to respond safely to pressure and manipulation from adult offenders.
There are also accompanying resources for parents and carers to educate them about their children’s internet use and factsheets for professionals that provide context and information about live streaming.
All resources will include key information on reporting to CEOP and where to seek further advice and support. To gain access to these materials, please visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/live-streaming/ to download. Please don’t forget to log back in and tell us how many children, young people, parents and carers you’ve trained in the new resources.
CEOP Social media channels will be promoting safety messages and new content relating specifically to live streaming across all Thinkuknow websites. We would welcome any additional promotion you can offer by retweeting and/or sharing content through your own social media channels:Hashtag #LiveSkills
If you have any queries or feedback in relation to the new live streaming activities or any other Thinkuknow resources, please do not hesitate to contact @nca.x.gsi.gov.uk.