Online sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual conduct on any digital platform. It includes a wide range of behaviours that use technology to share digital content such as images, videos, posts, messages, pages etc. on a variety of different platforms (private or public).
As Childnet launches a new Hot Topic on online sexual harassment, we take a look at what this issue means for young people and what parents and educators need to know about it.
Whilst online sexual harassment can happen between adults and children, this hot topic focuses on peer-to-peer harassment taking place between young people.
The Childnet Hot Topics are easy to digest pieces of information and guidance created for parents and carers, teachers, and young people, to help them understand some key online issues.
For further information and key advice, please visit this article.
Norah Buckley & Kari Ellis
Assistant Head, Safeguarding and Child Protection
Assistant Head, Pastoral