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The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales. In Scotland there is a similar partnership between Children 1st and sportscotland.

The Unit was founded in 2001 to work with UK Sports Councils, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) and other organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.

Amongst an extremely useful and comprehensive resource library with information available to download in template form, case studies, videos, best practice documents, policy, research and video links etc., you can also subscribe to the CPSU e-newsletter and obtain information on training and events.  Please visit: https://thecpsu.org.uk/

A couple of informative clips to view and share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f2QzoNb_C8 – shares how assumptions on settings can go wrong with sharing your info on the internet, from the TV series “Horrible Histories”: Guy Fawkes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgi1ole4BB0 – NSPCC – children involved in different sports describing how the behavior of parents/spectators deteriorates when they wear their “magic sports kit”, i.e. when they compete – they talk about a range of bad adult behaviors and how these negatively impact on them and then describe and promote positive behavior.

Further reference guides, education packs and information, many specific to age groups, is available at the below links:

Information to be “share aware”, helping to keep your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.

The NSPCC’s straightforward, no-nonsense advice to help parents keep their children safe online.

Plenty of policies, advice, checklists and resources to keep youngsters safe online and according to age group.

A multitude of information about online and mobile safety.

E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

The latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home

A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles

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