Growing up today can be really hard at times.
Below is some information to help you keep safe and make safe choices. The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) does not endorse any of the websites listed below and takes no responsibility for their contents. These links are given for information only.
Staying safe online
Think U Know is a set of resources developed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre at www.thinkuknow.co.uk to help educate young people, parents and teachers about safe and positive use of the internet.
Child Sexual Exploitation
If you don’t know who turn to here are some organisations that can help [PDF].
Young People's pages
Get advice on sex and relationships; get news and information on activities and events for young people provided by Nottinghamshire County Council. Website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/youth
A free 24-hour helpline for children and young people. You can call about any problem at any time, day or night. ChildLine's counsellors are there to help you find ways to sort things out. Their website can also offer you help and advice. Tel: 08100 111; website: www.childline.org.uk
Information and advice on dealing with the urge to self-harm:
If you think that bullying is just a part of everyday school life, you're wrong. No-one deserves to be bullied and you shouldn't ignore the problem.
Other useful websites and contacts
The Children’s Commissioner for England's website, www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk, covers a range of important issues for children and young people and how you can get adults to listen.