The internet and technology are key parts of everyday life. There are many positives for everyone, including young people, but there are also risks. Just like adults can get into trouble or be harmed online, so can young people.

Our Stop It Now! website has advice, information and guidance for parents and carers when their child has got into trouble for their sexual behaviour online. It includes help about:

  • what to do if your child has been watching pornography, sent or received sexual images, or had inappropriate sexual conversations
  • how to talk to your child about what has happened
  • how to help your child use the internet safely, including making a digital safety plan
  • what might happen during and after a police investigation 

Take a look at our guide if your child gets into trouble for their online sexual behaviour.

Create a Family Safety

A family safety plan can help to protect children by creating a safer environment where they can discuss worries, set boundaries and get help.

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Warning signs in children and adults

Recognising the warning signs in adults and children can prevent harm, and so if you are concerned about someone close to you, view our guide to find out more.

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Harmful sexual behaviour in young people

Around one third of child sexual abuse is committed by people under the age of 18. In order to protect children and prevent harm from occuring, it is vital that parents and carers understand the warning signs.

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Online safety

It's not always easy to know how to help keep children safe online. Our guide will help parents and carers to understand more about the digital world and how to prevent harm from taking place.

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