Internet Watch Foundation Report

We are totally shocked by the latest report from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
They report – 97% of all Child Sexual Abuse material identified by IWF in 2021 featured the sexual abuse of girls.
We have been highlighting this disparity for 3 years now and each year the percentage increases.
We can’t sit back and ignore this. A large percentage of the material will relate to abuse by paedophiles but a lot will also relate to material generated through peer on peer abuse in secondary schools, made worse through an increasing level of misogyny amongst teenage boys.
Please make sure you open up serious conversations with your children both boys and girls.
Let’s make sure girls are fully aware of how freely content depicting them is spreading around the world.
Let’s talk to our boys about respect for women and make sure they realise the outrageous level of misogyny depicted on apps like TikTok and through modern music is not an appropriate way to build relationships with girls.
Let’s all work together to promote a much better outcome for our young girls.
We have added a link to the IWF report below.

IWF Annual ReportTake a look at our resources page for children. Take some time to look at these with your children and help keep them safe online.

New resources

New Instagram Sensitive Content Control options for Teens

To assist in ensuring a safer online experience for young people, new default settings for younger teens have been announced by social media platform, Instagram.
Find out more here.

New Snapchat Family Centre

This new feature which will help parents get more insight into who their teens are friends with on Snapchat, and who they have been communicating with, without revealing any of the substance of those conversations.

TikTok launches new screen time tools

The social media app has released some new Digital Wellbeing settings designed to make users aware of how much time they are spending on the app. The UK Safer Internet Centre has produced a blog to tell you all about it.

My Family's Digital Toolkit

Get your personalised online safety toolkit in a few easy steps. Get age-specific advice to support your children online. Learn about popular apps and platforms your children use. Get information about how to deal with any online safety concerns. Get recommendations for digital tools to support their interests and wellbeing

Remove a nude image shared online

It can be scary finding out a nude image or video of you has been shared online. But Childline can help. Follow the steps below to get your image or video removed from the internet.

Guidance and help about how to talk to your children about life online and the different issues and dangers they may face.

Guidance on how to set parental controls and privacy settings.

Helpful resources and guidance to help support parents and carers with children who may be more at risk of online harms, including children with additional needs.

Find advice on the messaging and video apps that let you send messages, share photos, and make video or voice calls.

Find out about setting screen-time limits and helping children moderate their own habits and finding the right balance for your family's needs

Links to useful websites such as Childnet, ThinkUKnow, Internet matters and many more for further help and advice

Find out in this section the various ways you can make a report if you are  worried about anything you or your child come across when online.

Online gaming means you can play in real time with people across the world through a computer, games console, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet. Games can offer children a world of adventure to immerse themselves in, but it’s important to understand how children can stay safe and what games are appropriate for their age.

Social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook are popular with young people, even those who are of primary age. These types of sites allow young people to be incredibly creative online, keep in touch with their friends as well as sharing photos and videos. Learn about the apps your children are using

What is digital wellbeing? With the online world being such a huge part of young people's lives today, it's very important that we help them to understand how to use it safely, sensibly and with an awareness of how it can impact on them.

Find out what cyberbullying is and how you can help you chi

Help and advice from various organisations on how to help children make safer choices about who they talk to and what they share online.

Cyber security means protection in the online space. Therefore, it can refer to the security settings you use on your online social and video gaming accounts or the software you use on your family’s devices.


Digital platforms have made it easier for anyone to share information online, and it can be difficult to determine whether something is real or false.

What a young person sees online can shape how they view the world and impact their overall wellbeing. It’s important to talk to them about how misinformation spreads and how to look out for it.