'Online Safety' blog posts:
17 Oct 2013
ChildLine and IWF to tackle sexting
A partnership to ensure young people know where to go to get sexually explicit images removed from websites has been launched by ChildLine and the Internet Watch Foundation.
3 Oct 2013
Seven in 10 young people victims of cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is not a “passing phase” and is having a profound impact upon the lives of millions of people across the country, The Annual Cyberbullying Survey by anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label has found.
20 Sep 2013
Children commit suicide following blackmail and abuse
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has found that children being blackmailed and abused are self-harming and committing suicide following the ordeal.
30 Aug 2013
Free tickets for film exploring effect of the internet
A film exploring the effect of the internet on children is set to be released later this month – and YoungMinds has two free exclusive tickets on offer.
28 Aug 2013
Cyber-bullying and online trolls: A young person's perspective
Our young ambassador Emma Norris on cyber-bullying, online trolls and the impact on young people.
20 Jun 2013
New measures announced to tackle online child pornography
The Internet Watch Foundation will be asked to work with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to actively seek out illegal images of child abuse on the internet.
31 May 2013
YoungMinds on Mark Bridger conviction: Protect Our Children
YoungMinds: Internet Service Providers must act now to restrict access to online pornography in order to protect our children.
14 May 2013
Record number of children protected from abusers
There has been an 85 per cent rise in the number of children protected from potential online sexual abusers and predators.
18 Mar 2013
1.5m adults 'stumble upon' child pornography
Internet Watch Foundation finds 1.5 million people have found child porn accidentially yet 40 per cent do not know how to report it and 12 per cent would ignore it.
5 Mar 2013
NSPCC: Young people need protecting from sexualised society
NSPCC finds over 5,000 offences of young people committing child sexual abuse in the last three years.