Being safe is important: if you don’t feel safe it can make you feel unhappy or stop you doing things you enjoy.
If you are really worried about anything, you should talk to someone about it. The websites detailed below can help you to keep yourself safe. Please also hover over the subject topics below for specific information.
Getting It On
www.gettingiton.org.uk – The website for young people aged 13 – 19 years. It provides information for those living in South West London with essential life skills and the knowledge you need relating to mental health, physical well-being, healthy sexual relationships and substance misuse.
The website offers free and confidential help and includes details about staying safe online, as well as signposts to appropriate support services and drop-in clinics across south-west London.
Getting It On is a collaboration of the six boroughs working together to support young people to be physically and emotionally healthy as they grow up. The aim of the website is to provide them with the skills they need to be resilient and make confident decisions about their lifestyles and to be aware of any potential risks to their well-being.
Child Explotation Online Protection (CEOP)
The Child Explotation Online Protection works across the UK to tackle child sex abuse and provides advice for parents, children and Young People. Click here to find out the latest information.
Croydon ‘Off the Record’
‘Off The Record’ understands that life can be difficult and can help support you through tough times. Information about free and friendly services, available for children and young people who live, work or study in Croydon
Getting It On
Local service information aimed at 13-19 year olds providing support and advice on sexual health, relationships and drugs & alcohol, and help in finding local services in Croydon. http://www.gettingiton.org.uk/
Metropolitan Police ‘Safe’ website
The Metropolitan Police Service has launched a ‘Safe’ website aimed at 11 to 16 year-olds, providing advice and facts about crime and safety issues. There is information on what to do if you are concerned about someone, and getting help if you have been a victim. The website contains information on: Bullying; Internet Safety; Travel Safety; Personal Theft; Domestic Violence & Abuse; Anti-social behavior including Graffiti; Knife & Gun Crime; Hate Crime; Rape & Sexual Assault; Gangs & Group Violence; Honour Based Violence; Dangerous Dogs; Drugs & Alcohol; Terrorism & Violent Extremism; Your rights including Stop and Search
Metropolitan Police Guidance for Children/Young People
You can also access information aimed at children via the Metropolitan Police website, including frequently asked questions
Online advice and support you can trust
Useful advice, plus a wealth of learning and interesting facts and links to mental health and development of children and young people. There is material useful for families and related material aimed more at those working with children, young people and families as professionals or as volunteers
About the MindEd Project
MindEd for Families was built by parents and the MindEd Consortium of professionals, funded by the Department of Education, in partnership with Health Education England. It is accredited by the NHS Information Standard.