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Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.

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THINKUKNOW - Protecting your children from abuse online. Learn how to keep your child safe online, get advice, and learn what signs may point to child abuse or sexual exploitation. Videos are available for all age ranges.

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Latest news from Thinkuknow - July 2018 Summer is here! Just before many of you head off on a well-deserved break, here’s a heads up about a new Thinkuknow resource we hope many of you will find useful when planning for the start of next term.

Band Runner: new Thinkuknow game and website for 8-10 year olds   We’re delighted to say that Band Runner – our fun new runner-style game for 8-10 year olds – is now live on the Thinkuknow website.   The game features some familiar faces: Sam, Alfie and Ellie from the Play Like Share animations are continuing their adventures and helping children to  build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they might encounter online.  

Band Runner is hosted on an all-new Thinkuknow website for 8-10 year olds.    A key area of the new site is the ‘Stay Safe’ zone where Sam, Ellie and Alfie share child-friendly advice based upon their adventures in the films. The zone is divided into six  topic areas: Play, Like, Share, Chat , Lock, and Explore.   Children can visit the ‘Worried About Something?’ page which provides advice and support on how to get help if something worrying has happened online.  

You can download the guidance for professionals, which includes a lesson plan on using Band Runner with children and young people here. The game and website can also be accessed by parents and carers with their children at home, and you can find information to share with parents and carers here.  


New resource from Thinkuknow - Play Like Share - a three episode animated series and accompanying resource pack aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and other risks they might encounter online such as sharing content.

Play Like Share - Episode 1

Play Like Share - Episode 2

Play Like Share - Episode 3

The Adventures of Smartie The Penguin An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin’s song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. The story covers the following 3 themes;

Gaming: What parents and carers need to know



As with any form of technology or online space, adult offenders can use gaming platforms to target children and build relationships with them.  Click here to read the full article.





 Sharing pictures of your children online



Most parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family.  But remember - pictures you share online could be out there forever.  Learn how to protect your children whilst staying social. Click here to read the full article.




Keeping your under 5s safe online


Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online. Click here to view the full article.






 Live streaming: responding to the risks

Live streaming is a popular feature of logs of apps & platforms.  By understanding the risks of live streaming you can help your child to stay safe whey they are online. Click Here


Using parental controls



What do parental controls do?  There controls are designed to help parents and carers manage their child's online activities.  Click here to read the full article.





Think U Know

No doubt over the past few months you've heard children (and maybe a few adults) talk about the latest Tik Tok challenges or their favourite celebrity's lockdown live stream. This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how children and young people can stay safe while live streaming: 18/06/20


Parents and carers presentations

Thinkuknow have produced two new presentations for parents and carers of primary and secondary aged children. (October 2020)


The primary presentation covers:

  • Children online
  • Live streaming
  • Gaming
  • What parents and carers can do
  • Thinkuknow resources for primary
  • Thinkuknow resources for parents and carers
  • Reporting to NCA-CEOP

The secondary presentation covers:

  • Young people online
  • Sexual exploration online
  • Sharing images
  • Sexual abuse online
  • What parents and carers can do
  • Thinkuknow resources for secondary
  • Thinkuknow resources for parents and carers
  • Reporting to NCA-CEOP

How to use the presentations

Use the presentations and videos when you deliver sessions with parents and carers to help them understand the behaviour of children and young people online, the resources they can use to support their child online, and the role of NCA-CEOP.

You can also point them to our website for parents and carers which provides further advice on how they can keep their child safe.


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