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The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA-led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. Click the button below to access the CEOP safety centre:

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Cyberbullying - POLITE

Wiltshire Police is pleased to tell you that your local neighbourhood policing team has recently delivered a cyberbullying ‘POLITE’ language lesson plan to your year 5 and year 6 children.

Following increasing reports from schools and parents that younger and younger children are bullying others using mobile phones, apps, social networking sites, and emails, we have devised a targeted lesson plan around the use of appropriate language. We aim to reduce the number of cyberbullying incidents through the use of the POLITE mnemonic.

We have been encouraging your children to think carefully about their choice of language when using mobile technology. We want them to consider if their messages will cause others to be upset or distressed, to think before they press send, to re-read the message, and to expect a nice reply.

  • P for Prepare - Think about the content of the message and whether it could be misunderstood.
  • O for Only - Only press send when you have re-read and checked the content.
  • L for Look Again - Could your message upset anyone?
  • I for I Would be Happy to Receive This Message - That’s a good thing!
  • T for Talk Face to Face - Sometimes, it may be easier to say what you mean.
  • E for Expect a Nice Reply - We all want to receive nice messages and comments.

The Golden Rules of Online Safety: Stop! Think! Click!

These rules help us to stay safe on the internet:

  • We only use the internet when an adult is with us.
  • We only click on the buttons or links when we know what they do.
  • We always ask if we get lost on the internet.
  • We always send and open emails together.
  • We only write polite and friendly emails to people that we know.
  • We will tell an adult if we see something that scares or upsets us.
  • We will only let adults we trust know our passwords.
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