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eSafety

As technology improves, the internet provides new challenges as well as new opportunities. Rather than blocking, filtering, and avoiding online services because of potential risks, the LSCB works to help children and young people avoid online exploitation, abuse or bullying.

Some of the risky things you may come across online are:

  • Bullying by peers and people you might consider 'friends'
  • Seeing inappropriate or harmful content (e.g. rude or extremely violent pictures)
  • Involvement in illegal or inappropriate content (e.g. posting sexual pictures)
  • Posting personal information that can identify and locate you offline
  • Being persuaded to do illegal or inappropriate things through contact with strangers
  • Seeing information and talking with others online who encourage self-harm
  • Seeing racist or hate material
  • Glorifying activities such as drug use or excessive drinking
  • Physical harm to young people in making video content, such as doing stunts and other risky activities
  • Being encouraged to leave or run away from home by someone you met online

You can find out more about how to keep yourself safe online - Think U Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

In an emergency
call 999

To report a non-urgent incident or crime to the Police
call 101

If you have concerns about a child, call Southend's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus ‘MASH+’ on 01702 215007
Select Option 1 and then either: Option 1 for professional advice; Option 2 for a specific social worker; OR Option 3 for MASH+ administration.

If you have concerns about an adult, call Southend's Access Team
01702 215008 option 1

To report concerns outside of office hours, call Emergency Duty Team on
0845 606 1212