Where to go for help
If you suspect your child has been approached by a paedophile contact www.ceop.police.uk. They are the internet police who work to catch online paedophiles.
CEOP also offer advice on internet use specifically for adopted children here.
If you have a child who is being bullied you can contact:
SchoolBeat.org is a bilingual site from the All-Wales School Liaison Core Programme. It providies information and resources for teachers, pupils and parentsto follow up on the lessons provided to primary and secondary school children by School Community Police Officers.The website focuses on the three main themes of the programme: drug and substance misuse, social behaviour and community and personal safety.
www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk is an alliance of over 70 organisations who work to stop bullying and create a safer environment.
If you want general information about internet safety go to:
www.childnet-int.org is a charity dedicated to online child safety. They have lots of really useful information.
You can report any child pornography to:
www.iwf.org.uk is the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). They work in partnership with police, government and the online industry to combat online child sexual abuse content.
They offer confidential emotional support to any individual. The helpline is primarily a preventative service aimed at reaching people before they get to a point of crisis. The helpline covers a wide range of issues including domestic violence, depression, abuse, bullying and stress. Information is also available on other support groups, agencies and counsellors throughout the UK.
Admin number: 01708 765 222
Open: times vary – ring for details
Tel: 01708 765 200
Offers 24 hour confidential emotional support for anyone in crisis. Samaritans believes that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence and accepted without prejudice can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.
Tel: Cardiff & District Branch: 029 20 344022
National no: 08457 90 90 90 - 24 hours at local rate