Rapidly changing technology and the internet, gives opportunities for adults, children and young people but can bring risks such as cyberbullying, identity theft, scams, exposure to inappropriate sites, online grooming and exploitation.
e-Safer Suffolk is an internet tool kit, full of resources and advice to keep children, young people, families, and vulnerable adults safe while online.
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Online Compass is a free, simple tool to help keep children safe online.
Learn how to make online a safer place for you and your group, visit the Online Compass website for expert advice.
The Yoti app is a way for for children to get sexual images of themselves removed which have been shared online.
The child is asked to give the link to where the image is stored online, rather than send the image itself.
The YOTI app deals with identity and age checks of the child and this information is not stored after the verification check is complete.
More services which use the YOTI app are available here:
NSPCC Sexting Advice - There's section which covers what you can do if you’ve lost control of a sexual image and refers to the YOTI app.
Childline Report an Image or Video – This is the portal where you can report images and videos for take down and again refers to using the YOTI app to verify age.
The Internet can help vulnerable adults by providing tools to create new or extended support networks, develop new skills and knowledge and manage day-to-day living.
Little or no work has been done to enhance vulnerable adults experiences, or reduce risk in online environments.
Get Safe Online was set up to research, raise awareness and develop an online educational programme.
Young Voices Youth Parliament with help from Hearing Voices and students from Lapwings Suffolk have made a Cyberbullying film and details of how to watch are below.
The Out & About Youtube Channel gives you access to not only the Cyberbullying film called "That's the Rule!", but other films that Out & About have produced.
Fraudsters may ask you to receive money into your bank account and transfer it into another account, keeping some of the cash for yourself. If you let this happen, you’re a money mule. You’re involved in money laundering, which is a crime.
For more information visit the Money Mules website
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