At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Child Sexual Exploitation Explained
This short video addresses the key details around how children and young people can find themselves being sexually exploited in the online world.
The sexual exploitation of children doesn’t always involve physical contact. Increasingly, it’s taking place through technology – with young people being coerced or manipulated into (most commonly) sharing nude or semi-nude images of themselves, holding explicit conversations via online messaging or texts, or conducting sexual activity on webcams. Even without direct contact with the offender, the risks to a child’s mental and emotional wellbeing are incalculable – and it can be extremely difficult to ascertain whether a child is (or has been) exploited in this way. Our short video will help trusted adults to begin understanding this difficult topic.