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Deterring online child sexual abuse and exploitation: lessons from seven years of campaigning

Online child sexual abuse (CSA), involving making, viewing and sharing sexual images of children as well as online child sexual grooming, is a huge and growing problem in the UK and around the world. In 2015 it was estimated that 100,000 people in the UK regularly viewed sexual images of children; a number that will be significantly higher now. The fourth in our series of Faithfull Papers describes the development, evolution and lessons Read More


Today, we are delighted to publish the third in the series of our ‘Faithfull Papers’ all about the impact of our Family and Friends Forum. Launched in 2018, the forum is a space for family members and friends of people who have been viewing sexual images of children or sexually communicating with a child online. The report is based on an evaluation led by Professor Rachel Armitage (University of Huddersfield) to better Read More

Number of people seeking support about online child sexual abuse triples since the first lockdown

The Stop It Now! helpline, the UK’s only anonymous helpline that supports people worried about their own or someone else’s sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, is urging men to be careful of their pornography viewing habits, as insights show that developing an interest in more extreme porn is a common pathway into online offending against children. This warning comes as new consumer research, shows nearly a third Read More

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