The internet, mobile technologies and social media all provide children and young people with vast opportunities for learning, communication and support.
However, increasing reliance on online technologies also makes children and young people potentially vulnerable to people seeking to exploit technology for malicious purposes.
Risks associated with the digital technology include:
The UK Home Office has updated the supporter pack which accompanies its Steering clear campaign.
This campaign aims to educate and empower young men aged 18-24 to navigate the internet more responsibly by increasing their understanding of: how to report sexual images of children; the law relating to indecent images of children (IIOC); and the harm caused to victims of indecent images of children.
The campaign was developed in partnership with the NSPCC, Marie Collins Foundation and the Internet Watch Foundation.