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05 February 2021

Life Online for Vulnerable Young People
This report provides insight into 6,500+ UK children with some form of vulnerability, how the online world has become their lifeline. Some are to up to seven times more likely to meet particular dangers over the internet than their non-vulnerable peers.

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09 November 2020

The Cybersurvey – carried out by Youthworks in partnership with Internet Matters – is the largest and most robust survey of its kind in the UK, with nearly 15,000 children aged 11-17 taking part across 82 schools across the country. In the latest report, it draws out key themes from what young people tell us about their online lives.

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13 July 2020

This report draws from young people, some with vulnerabilities, in schools across the UKand their thoughts and experiences of sharing self-generated explicit images, videos or live streams, and also the risks associated with doing so.

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08 July 2019

An overview of data on child abuse online.

Key findings from 2019

year on year increases in the numbers and rates of police-recorded online child sexual offences in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

increases in police-recorded offences of obscene publications or indecent photos in all four UK nations over the last five years

increases in the number of URLs confirmed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as containing child sexual abuse imagery since 2015

less than half of children aged 12 to 15 say they know how to change their settings to control who can view their social media

the majority of parents, carers and members of the public agree that social networks should have a legal responsibility to keep children safe on their platforms.

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