Harmful sexual behaviour online

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There has been an increase in harmful sexual behaviour on the internet and mobile phones. This can include sending hurtful, uncomfortable or threatening sexual comments, sending or requesting sexualized photos and nude photos, and downloading, storing and sharing depictions of assault against – or sexualized photos of – children.

Preventing sexual violations and assault on the internet cannot be done by IT-security and censoring alone, and must also be addressed in education about sexuality, pornography and netiquette. The National Criminal Investigation Service recommend teaching children and young people to take a screenshot of their phone and give the photo to the Police.