Preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation
A campaign has been launched to help children and young people recognise the signs of online harms including child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSE).
The CSEthe Signs initiative aims to raise awareness among those aged 11 to 17 and their parents and carers of what constitutes CSE, and where they can go for advice and support if they have concerns.
It is part of a coordinated response from the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and Child Protection Committees Scotland, who will each run campaigns this month to help keep young people safe online.
Police Scotland recently announced that reports of online sexual abuse and exploitation increased by 13.4% from April to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.
The CSEthe Signs campaign will run during March through social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.