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Online Exploitation 


Exploitation is never your fault. 

Even if you went along with things at first. Abusers are very clever in the way they manipulate young people.


Being aware of the risk of technology, social media and the internet can play a massive part in helping you stay safe and avoid online exploitation, abuse or bullying. Check out our staying safe online page for information on privacy settings, what to do if you receive indecent images and how to game online safely.


Say no to nudes


If you’ve ever been asked to send photos of yourself that you’re not comfortable with, and you don’t know how to respond, there’s a great new app to help. Zipit has a load of images and animations which you can send in response to deal with a situation before it gets out of hand, and it stops you being put in an awkward position. Check out Molly’s video on how to handle the pressure of being asked for nudes.


The Home Office has published guidance to help young people understand the law on nude - take a look at the Is she Legal? Video


What should you do if you come across nude images?

You can report a nude image or video of yourself - it can be scary and you may feel embarrassed, but there is help out there. Find out more with Childline's Report Remove tool




Reporting concerns


Think U Know - Online safety resources


Childnet - advice and resources


A Bad Romance: A Live Snapchat story - YouTube video


Your special teenage brain - (YouTube video from The Training Effect)


Marie Collins Foundation Steering clear of Indecent Images of Children – helping young men to stay safe online - This campaign aims to protect victims from online sexual abuse by guiding young men away from illegal content and driving awareness of the law so they can navigate their online environment safely and legally.