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Indecent images of children: guidance for young people

The Home Office is working with partner organisations including the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Marie Collins Foundation and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to ensure young people know the law and understand that:

  • looking at indecent images of under 18s is illegal regardless of how old they look - no ifs, no buts
  • these images are real children and young people, and viewing them causes further harm
  • if they stumble across indecent images of children under 18 online, they should report them to the IWF