COVID Lockdowns and Online Child Sexual Exploitation


Technology can be a great way for young people to stay connected with their family and friends and has become a key part of remote or home learning arrangements.

While lockdowns can impact family structures or habits around technology use, there are simple things that parents and carers can do to manage risks and ensure their child’s safety if they are spending more time online.

It is important to note that while not every online interaction results in online child sexual exploitation, being aware of the issue and taking a proactive approach can protect your child from harm.


Check out this factsheet that contains helpful advice about how you can keep your child safe during COVID lockdowns:

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