Online Streaming and Internet Safety

8th December 2017

The BBC and CEOP have released a news report this week about a study into the dangers of children using online streaming apps such as Periscope, Omegle, Live.me and Lively (new apps become available all of the time).  The report witnessed children as young as nine being contacted by online abusers within minutes of joining the apps.  These services are difficult to control using standard  parental controls and it is extremely important that parents/carers realise how easy it is for children to be groomed and exploited online - even when you think they are safe at home.  CEOP have also released a short animated video called 'Who Is Sam?' which will provide you with information about the ways that online abusers target children who are using online streaming services.

Please copy and paste the links below into your browser for the details of this report and to watch the CEOP video.  If you are worried about anything that your child experiences on line, you can make a report to Ceop.police.uk.

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42224148
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOu5BLGNG9c
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42231415
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-42243733/posing-as-a-schoolgirl-to-expose-online-groomers