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Online Abuse advice

Online abuse advise for professionals working with young people

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website

 

Sexting: advice for professionals Policies and procedures and what you need to do - September 2016

The NSPCC offers advice to professionals about how to respond to incidents of sexting. This include: writing a sexting policy and procedures; what to do if a young person makes a disclosure about sexting; increasing public and professional awareness of issues surrounding sexting.

All organisations must have a clear policy outlining their approach and commitment to protecting children from the dangers of sexting. There should also be clear procedures that detail the actions which must be taken if a child makes a disclosure about sexting.

Click this link for more information

 

Online abuse

The NSPCC is putting online sexual abuse in the spotlight to ensure children are given the same protection in the online world as they are offline. Two new reports have been published: the first explores how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about content online; the second reviews current research around children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online. The NSPCC is also calling on the government to expand the powers of the age verification regulator relating to pornographic sites as part of the Digital Economy Bill.

Date: 17 October 2016

Further information: “What should I do?” NSPCC helplines: responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online (PDF)

A review of the research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online (PDF)

 

The Home Office, in consultation with organisations including the NSPCC, has published a guide for professionals working with young people on preventing online abuse and bullying - 20 March 2015

Online abuse and bullying prevention guide for professionals working with young people (PDF)

 

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Think U Know offers advice on internet safety - click on this link to go to their website

 

FaceBook

Safety@Facebook

Policies, tools and resources to keep you safe. Click here to go to their website

 

 

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has launched a new campaign to deter people from viewing child abuse images online. The Stop it now resources include information and support to help users of online abuse images cope with difficult emotions and change their behaviour. Further information can be found on their website

 

Influence of images and videos in young people’s digital lives

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a report looking into the role and influence of images and videos in young people’s digital lives and the influence this can have on their self-esteem, behaviour and emotions. Findings from a survey of 1,500 young people aged 8-17 years old in the UK include: 70% said they have seen images and videos not suitable for their age in the last year; 22% said that someone has posted an image or video to bully them; and 45% of 13-17 year olds have seen nude or nearly nude photos of someone they know being shared around their school or local community.

Source: UK Safer Internet Centre  Date: 07 February 2017

Further information: Power of image report (PDF) 

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Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website