European Joint Support Unit

European Joint Support Unit

To provide Firm Base support to Service Personnel, civilians and their families serving with NATO, the EU and elsewhere in Europe and Turkey, in order to facilitate success on operations


Keeping Young People Safe Online

Lots of us will continue to rely on technology over the winter break, for entertainment and keeping in touch with friends and family.  The links below contain some useful advice for parents and carers.

A parent’s guide to privacy settings

Gaming: what parents and carers need to know

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The EJSU Youth Worker provides workshops for young people and parents. There are links here to useful websites for parents/carers.

YP Online Reports

From the plethora of studies and reports on the online activity of young people, I have chosen to
highlight two below.

The first was conducted by Barnardos in 2019, entitled ‘Left to Their own Devices’. It gives a good
insight into how young people were engaging online before the advent of COVID 19 and the
restrictions of lockdown.

The second report by Ofcom was conducted over a 6 year period and, was completed in August 2020
when it seemed there may be some relaxation of lockdown rules. Nevertheless, it lets parents see
the progression from 2014 and lets them judge the extent to which lockdown may have impacted on
young people’s lives in the first half of 2020.

Left to Their own Devices – Barnardos:

Children’s Media Lives, Revealing Reality – Ofcom:

Youth & Community Volunteers
Youth Service Registration Form
Please use a personal email, not your work email account.

Contact Details

Please include civilian and military codes
For under 18's
Only if Applicable

Emergency Contact Details (Not Parent)

Compulsory for offsite activities

Additional Needs/Medical/Dietary Information

If there is no additional information, please put none or N/A in the box.
We may wish to take photographs or video of activities that involve the named person. The images may be used for displays/publicity by EJSU Youth and Community Service and partner organisations and distributed amongst the participants. Photographs or filming will only take place with the permission of the worker in charge and under appropriate supervision. When filming or photography is carried out by the news media, children will only be named if there is a reason to do so (e.g. they have won a prize), and home addresses will not be given out. Images that might cause embarrassment or distress will not be used. You can ask to see images of you/your child held by the establishment. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that we are not responsible for images captured by participants on their own devices.
By submitting this form, you will be agreeing to the named person taking part in EJSU Youth & Community activities. You will be acknowledging the need to inform the group leader of any significant changes to the information supplied at the time of registration and confirming that you understand that action may be taken if they behave in an unacceptable way whilst participating in EJSU Youth & Community Service activity.

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O2 and NSPCC Net Aware. Helping you keep your children safe online.

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline

Parent-Info – Help and advice for families in a digital world

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors


The EJSU Youth Worker works with young people on their personal development, which can lead to certification from recognised UK bodies.


Holiday activities, weekend outings, projects, workshops etc. are delivered by the EJSU Youth Worker.  The first step is to register consent for your young person.