INTERNET/DIGITAL ABUSE can involve trolling, revenge porn, cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, bait-out pages, sexting, grooming, radicalising, ID theft.
Social media and the internet are often used for stalking and harassment, and ‘cyber-stalking’ or online threats can be just as intimidating. If you’ve been affected by cyber-stalking, you can get more information and safety tips from Get Safe Online. (Victim Support)
COVID 19 – During this time of isolation, the risk of online abuse will increase as children spend more time on line at home. Would you know if someone has acted inappropriately towards your child online? CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) have provided online safety at home activity packs for parents and children. The packs are age appropriate (4 to 14+) and contain valuable information that support both parent and child. Youngsters need protecting online – make sure you have put boundaries in place to ensure their safety