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Technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour – NSPCC

The NSPCC has published a report analysing data from their Turn the Page service, which supports children and young people aged 5-18 who display harmful sexual behaviour (HSB), looking at the characteristics of children and young people who display HSB using online and mobile channels.

Findings from analysis of 275 cases and case file data from a random sample of 91 boys and young men include:

  • 46% of all the children and young people who were assessed for Turn the Page displayed some form of Technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour (TA-HSB), including 7% who only displayed TA-HSB with no offline HSB;
  • within the random sample of boys and young men, the most common form of TA-HSB was the possession, making and/or distribution of indecent images of children.

Read the full publication at source: Children & young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour – NSPCC

Other related reading – NSPCC 

Guidance: Harmful sexual behaviour – What is harmful sexual behaviour

Share aware campaign
The NSPCC has launched a new video ‘Be Share Aware – safety advice from a 10 year old’ to raise awareness and give parents and carers the confidence and skills to talk to their child about staying safe online.

Read more: Be Share Aware

Watch ‘Be Share Aware – Safety advice from a 10 year old – NSPCC’:

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