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Seen Something Inappropriate Online?

If your child is online, there is always a risk they may come across inappropriate content. Some content may be upsetting or scary. Some content may also be against the law.

Anybody can post and share videos, pictures, or ideas on social media. This means children may see things they don’t want to. Inappropriate content can be pictures, films, messages or posts which worry, scare or upset them.

For example, content meant for older children or adults, sexual or violent content, or content which encourages your child to engage in dangerous behaviours. Some content is also illegal. This includes nude or semi-nude pictures of children and sexual messages to children.

Below you can find a document from West Midlands Police outlining some steps you can take if you think your child has seen something inappropriate online

West Midlands Police – Seen something inappropriate online?