Children To Be Taught How To Avoid Internet Sex Predators

Children are to be given lessons in how to avoid falling prey to internet sex predators. A programme which aims to reach 1 million secondary school pupils by March will warn them against giving personal details over the internet or arranging to meet online “friends”. The ThinkUKnow project is run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. It will involve more than 1,000 police, child protection specialists, social services staff and teachers.

A programme for primary schools will be launched next year. The website offers the first online police facility for children to report abuse.