Valentine’s Day is over for another year and you might have spent it with your boyfriend or girlfriend, or someone you have a crush on. If you didn't spend it with anyone special, you might be thinking of meeting someone new online. But there are some risks with online dating, especially for under-18s.
Warnings about using online dating sites
There are some risks to using online dating sites. Here are some things you should think about if you’re dating online.
It’s the start of the New Year and at You & Co, we know how important it is to address and understand the social issue of anger.
Christmas and the end-of-year sales mean an increase in shopping, both online and offline, and it’s important to be aware of potential risks.
Here are ten tips to help you stay safe when shopping and avoid becoming a victim of fraud and theft – whether it’s a fake online shop taking your money and never sending you anything, or a criminal stealing your identity and making purchases in your name.
You & Co are proud to have supported this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (14-18 November) by taking part in a number of special events and holding workshops across schools and colleges in the UK. The theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week was Power of Good, which encouraged everyone to think about how they can use their power to help stop bullying.
You & Co has launched a new online live chat service for children and young people affected by any type of crime in London.
If you’re a child or young person living in London and you’ve experienced crime, you can use live chat to talk to one of our trained supporters in a safe online space. The service is completely free and confidential, and you don’t need to report a crime to the police to get support.
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is when someone bullies or hurts their boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, partner or family member. It can happen when people live together or separately, or even when they have split up.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 8 to 15 October 2016. At You & Co we are supporting this campaign by running local events throughout England in Wales to raise awareness of hate crime and let young people know what they can do if they experience it.
What is hate crime?
Jess and Abi from our London team recently took part in the Wandsworth Annual Safeguarding Conference organised by the local children safeguarding board.
The focus of this year’s event was ‘Keeping children safe’, with a particular focus on online safety, grooming and child sexual exploitation.
Jess, who works in our South London team, tells us a bit more about the day: