People trying to view sexual images of children online will trigger a first-of-its-kind chatbot, which has launched to help potential offenders stop their behaviour.
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The charity's annual report said 70% of victims were aged between 11 and 13.
Where boys were included in the material, it tended to be of a more severe category, the IWF said.
The material was found to be predominantly self-generated and usually recorded at home using a phone or webcam
Every day girls are contacted online by adults who try to manipulate or groom and sexually exploit them. Girls, just like you and your friends.
Tell someone you trust.
If you enjoy spending time online, it is important to be aware that there are some adults who use the internet to take advantage of young people and pressure them in to doing something sexual. A common situation is for a child or young person under 18 to receive a private message from an adult asking them to share nude pictures or videos of themselves. This is online sexual exploitation and it is not ok.
Are you unknowingly letting child sexual abusers into your home?
Young people are being contacted in their own homes on online platforms and apps and asked for sexual pictures and videos, while their parents and carers believe they are safe.
Under-18s who want nude pictures or videos of themselves removed from the internet can now report the images through an online tool.
The service - from the Internet Watch Foundation and Childline - aims to help children who have been groomed, or whose partners have posted photos of them online.
The IWF will examine the images and try and remove them if they break the law.
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