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Search our directory for our latest research, child protection statistics, leaflets, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families.

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Protecting children from grooming

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Explains what grooming is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

10 years since the Byron Review

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

10 years on since Professor Tanya Byron made 38 recommendations for government on keeping children safe online.

Children and young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Research into the backgrounds and behaviours of boys and young men who engage in harmful sexual behaviours using online and mobile channels. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Research

What young people and professionals told us about the effects of offline and technology-assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.

Net Aware report 2017: "Freedom to express myself safely"

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Findings from a survey with young people about their online experiences.

Stop TIME Online

Topics: Online safety Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

An anti-online grooming activity pack, helping keep children and young people safe online.

"I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it"

Topics: Online safety Mental health Type: Research

Research report into the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people.

A review of the research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online (HSB)

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Online safety Type: Research

Review of current research around the online harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and Evidence series.

Sexting and young people: the parent's view

Topics: Online safety Parenting Type: Research

Research on parent’s awareness of issues surrounding sexting, and what information and support they would like to receive.

What should I do? NSPCC helplines report about online safety

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Report about how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

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