Research indicates that online risks are not extremely different than the ones young people have long faced offline. Research points out that young people who are most at risk offline continue to be most at risk online.

Young people are also often proficient of using online technologies.

“Harnessing, expanding and promoting their skills and understandings of online technologies may hold the key for overcoming the issues of concern.”

In this chapter, we discuss current risks young people face online. Please remember that we don’t offer direct support and the site is not continuously monitored for messages. If you need an ambulance, call 999. If you or someone around you is in distress or need immediate help, click here to find a list of services you can talk to.