Resources

If your child is affected by online grooming, there are lots of places to go for more help and advice. See our list of useful resources for further support.

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Useful resources

Help for parents

If you want to find out more about how to help protect your child and educate them about online grooming, these resources will be useful:

Advice to protect children from online grooming

Share Aware resource to make children aware of online risks

Report child sexual images to IWF

Guidance to keep children safe from sexual abuse online 

Raising awareness around CSE and relationships

For adults worried about child mental health

Information to support children’s wellbeing and resilience

Works with children at risk of sexual exploitation

Support for families and professionals on online sexual abuse

Dedicated to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused

Information on CSE to help parents and professionals

Help for kids

It may be helpful for your child to talk through their worries with a trained counsellor from organisations that have experience dealing with issues around online grooming. There are a number of free services that can be accessed by phone, email and online chat.

For any worries a child may have

Online qualified counsellors for children

Support service for young people under 25

Confidential advice for suicidal feelings

24 hour helpline for those struggling to cope

Social media

Online grooming will typically involve social media. Here you can find information about social network sites and apps and the safety advice offered by each of the main social media providers for children and parents.

NSPCC Net Aware apps guide

Safety on Twitter

Instagram tips for parents

YouTube policies and safety

Snapchat support

Vulnerable children

Here are charities who specifically work with vulnerable children who are at risks of sexual exploitation online and offline. They offer support and advice to families and professionals.

Action for children speaks out for vulnerable children

Working to support vulnerable children in the UK

Supporting children with disabilities

Working to protect children and prevent abuse

Support & Counselling Services

Should your child need support, counselling or mentoring to cope with online grooming then these organisations may be able to provide advice and services.

Counselling services for children

Counselling services for children

A nationwide counselling directory service

How to talk about mental health with your GP

Guide to get the right mental health support