Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation(CSE) is a form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse of children.

Digital safety is a growing issue as more and more young people have access to online services. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre states many offences of CSE take place online. These offences include deceiving children into producing indecent images of themselves, engaging in sexual chat online or sexual activity over a webcam.
Their research reveals that 13 and 14 year olds represent the largest single victim group of child sexual exploitation.

WISH are committed to protecting young people from sexual exploitation, online grooming and cyber bullying. We have seen a steady increase in reported sexual abuse which has started online through social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter), mobiles, gaming, chat rooms (Omegle), IM or other e-messaging services.

Online protection is now a global challenge! The effects of sharing personal information or indecent pictures online can be long-term.

Watch our 2 minute film about sexual exploitation:

If you are feeling pressured to do things online you don’t want to or are being harassed online – contact us. WISH provides long term open ended therapy for young people ages 12-25 years who have or are experiencing sexual exploitation. We also offer outreach help and peer support groups.

Need advice on how to use social media sites safely visit ThinkYouKnow.

For more information on safety using social networking sites visit their safety pages – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Ask.FM.

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