online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Useful Resources for Adults who work with Young People

31 July 2023

Online harassment in sport is a form of abuse that targets an individual (or a group of players). This content can often be used to mock an athlete’s skills or abilities but can also target their personal and private lives, including their families and friends.

Types of harassment can include discrimination, bullying, sexism, racism, hurtful language, sexual harassment, trolling, rumour spreading and threats.

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23 July 2023


In today’s digital age, young people are increasingly vulnerable to online threats, and one such menace is sextortion. Sextortion is a cyber-enabled crime that exploits a young person’s trust and seeks to control them through the threat of public humiliation. It can happen to anyone, but it is particularly prevalent among teenagers and young adults.

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19 June 2023

IWF's relationships with the UK Government, the incoming UK regulator, Ofcom, and law enforcement, particularly the UK’s National Crime Agency, are strong.

Our partners recognise the crucial contribution we make to tackling online child sexual abuse. This is particularly evidenced by the role we’ve played over the past two years as the only non-law enforcement organisation with access to the national Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) where we have assessed and quality assured over two million images. We share those back with law enforcement to aid their work and also with industry to ensure duplicate images of child sexual abuse are not distributed on their platforms.'

Read the 2022 annual report.

17 June 2023

When a viral challenge is reported in the news or on social media, it can be difficult to establish the facts, risks, and what you need to do to protect the young people in your care.

If you’re a parent or carer who’s seen reports of an online challenge, the first thing to do is pause. This article will explain what you need to know and give you 5 ways you can respond.



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Guidance from iNEQE.