Under Pressure – Childline’s latest report

ChildLine’s latest report outlines the challenges and pressures young people are facing online.


During 2013/14 ChildLine counselled almost 300,000 children and young people and out of these, 11,095 were about online abuse and safety.   There was a 168% increase in contacts about online sexual abuse..  Over half of counselling was with girls and three quarters of counselling was with 12-15 year-olds.

Under Pressure, outlines some of the key findings from these sessions:

  • Pressures to send sexual messages or images
  • Dangerous online relationships
  • Worries about what they are viewing online

This is an important report that doesn’t make for happy reading.  It is a report that all parents, carers and teachers should read.  Please share and bring this to everyone’s attention.

Sally Tippett

Sally was previously and ICT advisor for Staffordshire LA with responsibility for Emerging Technologies, ICT in Literacy, iPads and liaison with the managed services team. She is a highly experienced educator, having worked across the Key Stages in primary school and as a specialist teacher in an EBD school. Sally has written the Primary Computing Framework and works with many schools implementing the new curriculum and embedding mobile technologies.

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