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Should I make a report to CEOP?

CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

You can report directly to us if something has happened to your friend online which has made them feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online.

We take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to help make your friend safe.

As well as making a report to us, the CEOP Thinkuknow website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to your friend online.

If your friend is in immediate danger please call the police on 999 straight away.  Please also tell an adult you trust who will be able to help you.

Is your friend being bullied?

If you're worried about a friend being bullied and would like to speak to someone in confidence right now, you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online. Please also tell an adult that you trust, this could be your parent/carer or teacher.

Visit the Childline website

What kind of things do worried friends report to CEOP?

Some of the things worried friends have reported include:

  • I am worried my friend is in danger because of someone they are talking to online
  • I am worried about a relationship my friend has with someone online
  • My friend has told me that someone is hassling them to send nude photos
  • My friend is meeting up with someone they have only met online
  • I am worried that my friend is sharing pictures of themselves that they shouldn’t be
  • I am worried that my friend shares too much on webcam with people 
Make a report

If you have been a victim of online abuse or you're worried about somebody else, let us know securely

Childline

Are you being bullied?

If you are being bullied, or you are not ready to make a report to CEOP, you can talk to Childline anonymously online or on the phone - No worry is too big or too small.

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