NSPCC Share Aware


PANTS– the Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

This simple guide for parents (PDF), and this child-friendly one (PDF), will help parents talk PANTS with their child. There are guides for children and parents with learning disabilities


Share Aware – straightforward, no-nonsense advice that will untangle the web, and show parents how they can be just as great a parent online, as they are offline. Includes; a guide to the social networking sites that kids use, a parents’ guide and tips for parents on how to talk to their child about staying safe on line.

We’ve created two new animations, which bring to life why we need children to be more aware of what they share. They follow the story of two children who share too much about themselves online. Lucy and the Boy and I saw your willy

NSPCC Helpline

If you have any concerns, contact our free helpline service to speak to an NSPCC counsellor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We will listen to your concerns, offer advice and support and can take action on your behalf if a child is in danger. You can remain anonymous. All communications will be recorded and we keep records for 15 years.

0808 800 5000  or email at help@nspcc.org.uk

Our helpline service provides:

  • support for adults who are worried about a child
  • advice for parents and carers
  • consultations with professionals who come into contact with abused children or children at risk of abuse
  • information about child protection and the NSPCC.