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.

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