Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour and Children and Young People

Around a third of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by children and young people themselves, and an increasing proportion includes sexual abuse and exploitation online. In this CYCJ Associates webinar (May 13, 2021) Stuart Allardyce (Director, Stop it Now! Scotland the Lucy Faithfull Foundation) discussed key messages for practitioners from research around identification, assessment and interventions.

Stuart also shared early findings from ROSA, Stop It Now! Scotland’s project working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours online. This is being evaluated by CYCJ.

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View presentation slides.

YouTube links

CEOP: Nude Selfies

Keep it Real Online

Related reading

‘Over the Internet, Under the Radar: Prevention of Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Scotland’ CYCJ and Barnardo’s Scotland – and a brief literature review by Dr Ethel Quayle (University of Edinburgh)

More information

Further information about Stop It Now! Scotland can be found here.

Resources for those working in Educational Settings can be found here.

Materials for preventing adolescent harmful sexual behaviour – including a downloadable toolkit for parents and profession – can be found here.

To discuss this webinar, contact Stuart at

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