Online safety cartoons for young kids

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Jessie and Friends

A series of cartoons are aiming to educate children as young as four about how to stay safe online.

The cartoons have been released on the Thinkuknow website, an education initiative run by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) Command.

Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation for over 10 years.

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The “Jessie and Friends” series of cartoons are aimed at kids aged 4-7, and are accompanied with advice for parents, as well as content to help ensure that the conversation with children about online safety is ongoing.

Thinkuknow Jessie & Friends: film for parents and carers

In the three “Jessie and Friends” videos released so far, children learn that they should speak to a grown up if they see or hear anything online that makes them feel worried, are taught about the importance of asking permission before sharing photos of others, and only to talk to people they know in real life when playing online games.

Learn more, and watch the “Jessie and Friends” videos, on the Thinkuknow website.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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