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Online dating

Being safer when meeting people online.

Age gap relationships

Find out why age can be important in relationships.

Abusive relationships

Abuse in relationships can happen in lots of different ways and in different situations.


How to recognise stalking behaviours and where to get support if you’re worried about stalking.

Meeting up with someone you met online

Safer ways to meet your online friends in person.


Spotting fake profiles online.

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Report it

If you are under 18, report online sexual abuse to one of our Child Protection Advisors at the CEOP Safety Centre.

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If you're over 18, call 101 to speak to your local police. 

In an emergency

If you're ever in immediate harm or danger: 

  • Call the police on 999 straight away
  • Tell an adult you trust who will be able to support you through a difficult time

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Free, confidential support online and over the phone for young people under 19.

Call 0800 1111

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The Mix is a charity that provides free information and support for under 25s.

Use their crisis messenger by texting THEMIX to 85258.

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