Barnardo's online grooming survey 2016.
- Document type
- Fox, Carron; Kalkan, Gunes
- Date of publication
- 1 December 2016
- Children and Young People
- Social welfare
- Material type
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This survey of five Barnardo's sexual exploitation services across the UK shows the prevalence of online grooming and the number of children who had gone on to be sexually exploited after being groomed online. The authors note that:
- of the 702 children supported by the services taking part in the survey, 297 had been groomed online;
- of those, nearly two-thirds (182) had met the person who groomed them online and had been sexually exploited by them through contact offences;
- it is essential that parents make their children aware of the dangers online and explain how they can keep themselves safe, and that
- governments must also ensure that all primary and secondary school children have age-appropriate and sensitive lessons on sex and healthy relationships.
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