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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.

Kayleigh’s Love Story

Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15 year old Kayleigh Haywood. If shown in the cinema, this video would have a 15 rating so please watch with caution. Stop and think before you meet someone online, you don’t always know who you are talking to.

Losing Control: When Someone Cares

When someone cares about you, you shouldn’t feel scared or anxious about what’s going to happen next. If you feel like you’re losing control, talk to someone you trust. If you do not feel like you can trust anyone, you can talk to Childline through their freephone number or their one to one online chat service.

Clare Thought She Knew (Polish Subtitles)

This is a free to access resource available through YouTube and created by CEOP. The video is short, 3 minutes 8 seconds long and explores the issue of child sexual exploitation. The video shows how people involved in child sexual exploitation, get control of their victims, and how they victims can get help. This video is in English but as Polish subtitles.

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’

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

The Children’s Society have put together this webpage to help you learn more about child sexual exploitation, the forms it takes and children who are at risk. It is an interactive webpage that moves and flows in different directions the further you get into the page.

Old Enough to Know Better?

This webpage covers the topic of why sexually exploited teenagers are being overlooked. 16 and 17 are known as awkward ages, but the challenges for those who are sexually exploited are much more than awkward – they are serious.

What is Sexual Violence?

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers what sexual violence is and what you should do if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage or relationships, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

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.

Kayleigh’s Love Story

Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15 year old Kayleigh Haywood. If shown in the cinema, this video would have a 15 rating so please watch with caution. Stop and think before you meet someone online, you don’t always know who you are talking to.

Losing Control: When Someone Cares

When someone cares about you, you shouldn’t feel scared or anxious about what’s going to happen next. If you feel like you’re losing control, talk to someone you trust. If you do not feel like you can trust anyone, you can talk to Childline through their freephone number or their one to one online chat service.

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’

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

The Children’s Society have put together this webpage to help you learn more about child sexual exploitation, the forms it takes and children who are at risk. It is an interactive webpage that moves and flows in different directions the further you get into the page.

Old Enough to Know Better?

This webpage covers the topic of why sexually exploited teenagers are being overlooked. 16 and 17 are known as awkward ages, but the challenges for those who are sexually exploited are much more than awkward – they are serious.

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.

Kayleigh’s Love Story

Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15 year old Kayleigh Haywood. If shown in the cinema, this video would have a 15 rating so please watch with caution. Stop and think before you meet someone online, you don’t always know who you are talking to.

Losing Control: When Someone Cares

When someone cares about you, you shouldn’t feel scared or anxious about what’s going to happen next. If you feel like you’re losing control, talk to someone you trust. If you do not feel like you can trust anyone, you can talk to Childline through their freephone number or their one to one online chat service.

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’

What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

The Children’s Society have put together this webpage to help you learn more about child sexual exploitation, the forms it takes and children who are at risk. It is an interactive webpage that moves and flows in different directions the further you get into the page.

Old Enough to Know Better?

This webpage covers the topic of why sexually exploited teenagers are being overlooked. 16 and 17 are known as awkward ages, but the challenges for those who are sexually exploited are much more than awkward – they are serious.

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.