Resources and Links to Support
Keeping Yourself Safe Online
Social Media Safety
Devon and Cornwall Police, keeping safe online – Your digital safety | Devon and Cornwall Police (devon-cornwall.police.uk) Internet crime adapts and takes advantages of your lack of knowledge. To minimise the chances of becoming a victim of crime change passwords from default ones, do not use the same password and always upload the latest security patches and operating systems.
Cyber Streetwise – Cyber Aware – NCSC.GOV.UK Learn how to protect your home and your business from all aspects of cyber crime with an accessible and interactive guide.
UK Safer Internet Centre – Homepage – UK Safer Internet Centre E- Safety tips, advice and resources. The UK safer Internet Centre is the organiser of Safer Internet Day in UK.
BBC Webwise – BBC – Get Connected Videos to help you make the most of your internet use, including advice on social media and libel laws.
Facebook Safety Centre – Safety Centre (facebook.com) Tools and resources to help you stay safe, learn how to report abuse and how you can play your part in the Facebook community
Instagram – Instagram Safety and Privacy | About Instagram Videos to help you if you find yourself hacked, and how to stay safe so you can express yourself freely and explore your interests.
Snapchat Safety Centre – Snapchat Safety Center – Snap Inc.
TikTok Safety Guide – Safety Center | TikTok
Twitter Safety and security centre – Safety and security (twitter.com) Providing information on your safety settings and how to deal with abuse and offensive content
LinkedIn Safety Centre – LinkedIn Safety Center
Think Before You Post, What You Post is There FOREVER!
Just Talk, It's Good to Talk
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) – CEOP Safety Centre Report online child abuse or attempted child abuse.
Internet Watch Foundation – iwf.org.uk UK Website for reporting illegal content found on the internet, specifically child abuse and criminally obscene images.
Revenge Porn Helpline – Revenge Porn Helpline – 0345 6000 459 | Revenge Porn Helpline
Helpline number – 0345 600 0459
Anonymous Report Form link – Whisper Anonymous Reporting | SWGfL Have you had your intimate images posted online without your consent? The Revenge Porn Helpline in the UK’s only dedicated service supporting adults and young people.
Samaritans – Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen Samaritans are there when all your friends are asleep and you’re all alone in the world. When you’re full of thoughts you don’t understand, its good to get them out. They are always there around the clock, they offer a safe space, to be yourself and to share whatever it is that’s getting to you.
Contact for free– 116 123 Open 24/7
Try the free self help app – Self-Help | Samaritans Track your mood, create a safety plan, try techniques and keep track of helpful activities to help remind yourself of the things that make you feel better, and get ideas for new things to try.
Tool Box to help you manage and cope when you may feel overwhelmed – Techniques | Samaritans Self-Help
Here is a List of Tools to Help You When You Feel Overwhelmed...
Additional Support Links For Your Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing
TALKWORKS – NHS Free self-referral talking therapy
Improving your mental and physical wellbeing. This is a free, confidential, talking therapy service. Helping you to feel better and giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental wellbeing
Call – 0300 555 3344 Self-refer online – TALKWORKS | Mental Health Support for Devon (dpt.nhs.uk)
CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service Torbay) Now known as Children & Family Health Devon Call – 0330 0245 321
Young minds – Coping With Life | Mental Health Advice | YoungMinds | YoungMinds If you’re struggling with your feelings, you’re not alone. We have loads of practical tips and advice from young people just like you, as well as information on getting the support you need. YoungMinds Textline – Text YM to 85258.
Childline – Childline | Childline If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small. Call – 0800 11 11
The Eddystone Trust – www.eddystone.org.uk An independent organisation that offers a range of sexual health services to people across the South West of England, from Gloucestershire through to Cornwall. Talk to us about any questions you may have regarding sexual health
Call – 0800 328 3508 / 01752 254 406 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS – Where can I get sexual health advice now
Where can I get sexual health advice, now? – NHS (www.nhs.uk) Forgotten your pill or had unprotected sex? Maybe you’re worried about something? Here’s a go to page for everything you may need to know and where to find it.