The Stop it Now! campaign to tackle online viewing and sharing of sexual images of children
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Stop it Now! is a campaign to prevent child sexual abuse. It is run by the registered child protection charity, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
Stop it Now! recently launched a major public awareness campaign aimed at tackling online viewing and sharing of sexual images of children. The campaign aims to deter people from accessing online indecent images of children by:
- clarifying the law which states that viewing sexual images of anyone under 18 is a serious crime.
- highlighting the real harm caused to the children who appear in these images.
- explaining the serious consequences for those who continue to view sexual images of children.
- directing people who look at such images to confidential and anonymous help to stop accessing these images.
To find out more about the law regarding these harmful images, please watch our film No Justification - below left.
To watch an interactive film that puts you in the shoes of an offender and illustrates the consequences of decisions taken by an offender, please CLICK HERE.
And to find out more about the consequences for those who continue to access such images, please watch our film Very Real Consequences - below right.
And we have just developed a new video, 'The Knock'. This 60 second video shows what can happen to those who persist in viewing sexual images of children and do not seek help.
You can find out more about our campaign in this BBC Online news article.
What you can do
If you are worried about your own online behaviour - or if you know someone who may be struggling with their online behaviour - please visit our Get Help website.
The website offers practical advice, support and information for people who want help to stop looking at online sexual images of children. It also gives you information on how to contact the Stop it Now! Helpline - which is completely confidential and anonymous.
For more information about the Stop it Now! campaign or Helpline, please contact the communications team:
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