Sexual abuse & sexual exploitation

Sexual abuse & sexual exploitation can feel like a complex topic. Information and advice is available to make it simpler, find out a how your child could be effected and what you can do to safeguard them.

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  • Advice
    Play Like Share

    Our three-episode animation for 8-10 year olds helps them to learn how to spot pressuring and manipulative behaviour online and to stay safe from other risks they might encounter online.

  • Advice
    Jessie and Friends - online safety education for 4-7 year olds

    This series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.

  • Responding to issues
    Why don't children tell their parents about sexual abuse?

    1 in 3 children who are sexually abused don't tell anyone at the time and there are many reasons why. Understanding these barriers can help you support your child if you find out they’ve been abused.

  • Advice
    Gaming: What parents and carers need to know

    As with any form of technology or online space, adult offenders can use gaming platforms to target children and build relationships with them. This article explores the different elements of gaming and how they can be used by offenders, and what you can do to support your child whilst gaming.

  • Responding to issues
    Gaming - what's appropriate for your child?

    The Video Standards Council Rating Board is the national video games regulator. They have been rating video games for 14 years using the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) rating system on an advisory basis, but in 2012 they were formally designated as the legal authority for rating video games in the UK.

  • Advice
    Romeo and Juliet

    Our new film highlights the ongoing need to talk to our children about sex, relationships and the internet.