As discussed in the previous lesson, there are various factors which can increase children’s likelihood of being sexually abused and exploited online, however, any child who has access to the internet can be at risk.

You have seen that the child sex offenders exploit these situations online to their advantage. This should serve as a reminder that it is never the child’s fault and they should not be blamed for situations where they were sexually exploited.

In this lesson:

  • You will understand how OCSE affects a child’s wellbeing, what signs are often apparent after cases of abuse.
  • You will also learn how to respond to OCSE and what to do if a child discloses abuse.

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