Advice for parents
People who exploit young people are very clever in their use of manipulation.
Most young people have no idea they are being exploited and, when questioned, they will not see anything wrong with the situation.
The Online Safety Act 2023 places a legal responsibility on tech companies to prevent and rapidly remove illegal content, like terrorism and revenge pornography. They must also stop children seeing material that is harmful to them such as bullying, content promoting self-harm and eating disorders, and pornography.
As parents you also have a role in ensuring your children only access age appropriate sites and you should know who your children are communicating with online.