Facebook and the CEOP Centre have joined forces to make young people safer online by launching the new 'ClickCEOP' application.
Young users of Facebook and their parents are invited to add the new ClickCEOP 'app' to their profile. Through this app, they will be able to access advice, help and support from the CEOP Centre.
The 'app' is the outcome of collaboration between CEOP and Facebook who have combined Facebook's expertise in connecting and communicating online with CEOP's expertise in helping young people stay safe. Once added to their profiles, young users will receive regular messages from CEOP and its partner organisations who operate 'behind the button' to make children safer.
For more information please visit the CEOP Facebook page and for general information about child protection online, please visit the CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre homepage.
Start Safe, Stay Safe
Highland Libraries take the safety and well being of customers and service users very seriously. Safe and responsible usage of the internet and on-line resources is encouraged at all times, by all users. In particular we aim to ensure that children are supported to stay safe on-line. We require that under 8's are supported to stay safe on-line.
Websense software is used to ensure that access to adult or potentially offensive sites is filtered. e.g. those sites where the content and/or themes are in one or more of the following categories: Adult/Sexually Explicit, Chat, Criminal Skills, Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco, Gambling, Hacking, Personal & Dating sites and sites advocating Violence.
While acknowledging that all patrons have a responsibility for their own safety and for the decisions they make when using the internet and any on-line sources it is important that basic guidelines are offered.
With this in mind Highland Libraries advocate the KidSMART approach.
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal details and information – such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name.
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Never arrange to do this without permission from your parents or carers and even then only do so if they can be with you.
Accepting emails and IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – be careful as they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Someone online may be lying about who they are and information you find on the internet may not be accurate or reliable.
Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.
The Highland Council in partnership with other agencies have recently developed an e-strategy: the intention is that all children will
• Know how to have FUN online
• Know how to stay in CONTROL on the net
• Know how to REPORT if they’re worried
For further information about internet safety, please see our leaflet Your Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet and the Cyberbullying Guidance document produced by Highland E-Safety strategy group.