Unhealthy relationships highlighted in new Childline campaign
As more and more young people are using apps and webcams, Childline has seen a rise in contacts about online sexual abuse.
New figures from our Childline service show:
- the number of counselling sessions for online sexual abuse worries rose last year (2015-16) by 24% to 3,716
- most of the young people were aged 12-15 and almost two-thirds were girls
1 in 8 of the sessions related specifically to grooming, an increase of 21%