Understanding the behaviour


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Many people who have engaged in online sexual behaviour involving children believe that there is a ‘grey area’ between what is legal and illegal. There is not.

Find out more about UK law relating to offline and online offences.

The experienced advisors on our anonymous Stop It Now helpline, live chat and secure email can give you information and support to stop offending.

If you’ve been arrested or sentenced for online offences, they can tell you about our Inform Plus or Engage Plus course. If you haven’t been arrested, you can access our Get Help call-back service.

Understanding behaviour

This section will help you understand how you behave online, why you do it, and what might be a problem. It will help you see if you’re doing things that could hurt you or others. When you finish the modules, it will help you see how your online actions affect your life and relationships. This can lead to using the internet in a healthier and more responsible way, so you don’t harm anyone and prevent you from offending.

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We suggest you complete these two self-awareness sections before continuing with the modules below. Self-awareness: online cognition and Self-awareness: internet and values

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