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Child Sexual Exploitation Resources for Young People

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Here are the resources we found for child sexual exploitation for young people:

Taylor’s Story

(Featured resource)Taylor’s Story is an animated film, created by East London NHS, exploring how child sexual exploitation can affect boys and young men. It includes a voice-over from a 15-year-old boy. It also shows that the abusers are not always older people; it can be your peers, a girlfriend or friends too. This video is one boy’s experience of child sexual exploitation.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

Say Something

This video is a short drama created by young people for young people to highlight the importance of saying something when you’re worried about a friend. This video just goes to show how important it can be to notice the signs that something is wrong with your friend, and to tell someone if you think something is wrong.

My New Friend

This video explores how people can often notice the signs of a young woman who is falling into the clutches of child sexual exploitation and how these signs can often be missed in young men.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Disrespect Nobody

Disrespect Nobody is a Government campaign targeted at young people in order to educate them about sexual health, relationships, and abuse. This website contains a lot of fun videos and quizzes that can help you gain knowledge on all these topics. Remember it is not okay to feel pressured in a relationship, it’s not okay to have sex when you don’t feel like it and it’s not okay for someone to demand naked pictures from you. You are in control of your body.

Download

Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet

This leaflet offers help and advice on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation in young people. It answers common questions such as; ‘what is child sexual exploitation?’, ‘what are push and pull factors?’, ‘How would I recognise if a child or young person was being sexually exploited?’ and gives a number of links on how to find help if you think you or someone you know is in that situation.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Information about Sexual Exploitation and Grooming

This webpage is provided by the BLAST! Project, just for boys, which aims to educate young men about issues they may face. This webpage contains information on; what sexual exploitation is, examples of sexual exploitation, things to remember about sexual exploitation, what grooming is, examples of grooming, how to know if someone is grooming you, things to remember about grooming, how at risk you might be, and safety tips.

Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual exploitation happens when someone is taking advantage of you, or someone you know, sexually for their own benefit. Sexual exploitation can happen to anyone, at any age. Child sexual exploitation is a crime that can be committed by anyone. It is important to recognise when you’re being victimised so that you can ask for help.

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

If you are a victim of child sexual abuse, know that it’s never your fault. The Mix spoke to Catherine Kenny from the NSPCC to find out what child sexual abuse is and how you can stop it. This webpage contains information about what child sexual abuse is, whether child sexual abuse is still abuse if it is from your family, different signs of abuse, what to do if you’re being abused, and what to do if you think you were abused in the past.

App / online service

Wud U? App

This app aims to look at situations where young people may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation. It asks the young people to make choices in a variety of scenarios and discusses the outcomes of the decisions. Download this app for a quick and fun education about child sexual exploitation and how it affects more people than you think.

Taylor’s Story

(Featured resource)Taylor’s Story is an animated film, created by East London NHS, exploring how child sexual exploitation can affect boys and young men. It includes a voice-over from a 15-year-old boy. It also shows that the abusers are not always older people; it can be your peers, a girlfriend or friends too. This video is one boy’s experience of child sexual exploitation.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

Say Something

This video is a short drama created by young people for young people to highlight the importance of saying something when you’re worried about a friend. This video just goes to show how important it can be to notice the signs that something is wrong with your friend, and to tell someone if you think something is wrong.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Disrespect Nobody

Disrespect Nobody is a Government campaign targeted at young people in order to educate them about sexual health, relationships, and abuse. This website contains a lot of fun videos and quizzes that can help you gain knowledge on all these topics. Remember it is not okay to feel pressured in a relationship, it’s not okay to have sex when you don’t feel like it and it’s not okay for someone to demand naked pictures from you. You are in control of your body.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Information about Sexual Exploitation and Grooming

This webpage is provided by the BLAST! Project, just for boys, which aims to educate young men about issues they may face. This webpage contains information on; what sexual exploitation is, examples of sexual exploitation, things to remember about sexual exploitation, what grooming is, examples of grooming, how to know if someone is grooming you, things to remember about grooming, how at risk you might be, and safety tips.

Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual exploitation happens when someone is taking advantage of you, or someone you know, sexually for their own benefit. Sexual exploitation can happen to anyone, at any age. Child sexual exploitation is a crime that can be committed by anyone. It is important to recognise when you’re being victimised so that you can ask for help.

App / online service

Wud U? App

This app aims to look at situations where young people may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation. It asks the young people to make choices in a variety of scenarios and discusses the outcomes of the decisions. Download this app for a quick and fun education about child sexual exploitation and how it affects more people than you think.

Taylor’s Story

(Featured resource)Taylor’s Story is an animated film, created by East London NHS, exploring how child sexual exploitation can affect boys and young men. It includes a voice-over from a 15-year-old boy. It also shows that the abusers are not always older people; it can be your peers, a girlfriend or friends too. This video is one boy’s experience of child sexual exploitation.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

Say Something

This video is a short drama created by young people for young people to highlight the importance of saying something when you’re worried about a friend. This video just goes to show how important it can be to notice the signs that something is wrong with your friend, and to tell someone if you think something is wrong.

Organisation

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Disrespect Nobody

Disrespect Nobody is a Government campaign targeted at young people in order to educate them about sexual health, relationships, and abuse. This website contains a lot of fun videos and quizzes that can help you gain knowledge on all these topics. Remember it is not okay to feel pressured in a relationship, it’s not okay to have sex when you don’t feel like it and it’s not okay for someone to demand naked pictures from you. You are in control of your body.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Information about Sexual Exploitation and Grooming

This webpage is provided by the BLAST! Project, just for boys, which aims to educate young men about issues they may face. This webpage contains information on; what sexual exploitation is, examples of sexual exploitation, things to remember about sexual exploitation, what grooming is, examples of grooming, how to know if someone is grooming you, things to remember about grooming, how at risk you might be, and safety tips.

Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual exploitation happens when someone is taking advantage of you, or someone you know, sexually for their own benefit. Sexual exploitation can happen to anyone, at any age. Child sexual exploitation is a crime that can be committed by anyone. It is important to recognise when you’re being victimised so that you can ask for help.

Download

Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet

This leaflet offers help and advice on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation in young people. It answers common questions such as; ‘what is child sexual exploitation?’, ‘what are push and pull factors?’, ‘How would I recognise if a child or young person was being sexually exploited?’ and gives a number of links on how to find help if you think you or someone you know is in that situation.

App / online service

Wud U? App

This app aims to look at situations where young people may be vulnerable to child sexual exploitation. It asks the young people to make choices in a variety of scenarios and discusses the outcomes of the decisions. Download this app for a quick and fun education about child sexual exploitation and how it affects more people than you think.