Make sure your home doesn’t have an open door to child sexual abusers: a guide for parents and carers to help keep their children safer online


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Publication Date

August 17, 2023


Online Grooming/ Sharing nudes and semi-nudes/ Video and Livestreaming 
Does your home have an open door to child sexual abusers? Increasingly, young people are being contacted in their own homes on online platforms and apps and asked for sexual pictures and videos, while their parents and carers are totally unaware. There is a significant rise in children being groomed and coerced online by abusers into sexual activities often in their own bedrooms and bathrooms. Those abusers record this content via webcams or livestreaming services and share it across their networks online. This type of child sexual abuse is now the predominant type of sexual abuse imagery found on the internet. This is happening now, and it can happen to anyone’s child. But you can do something about it; you can help prevent it happening to your child.
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