Guidance for Schools

Online Sexual Harassment: Understand, Prevent and Respond

Guidance for Schools

Peer to peer online sexual harassment is a form of violence against children. Research reveals 51% of UK youth aged 13-17 years have witnessed their peers sharing nude or nearly nude images of someone they know online. 10% said they have received sexual threats online. 39% have witnessed people setting up 'bait out' pages in order for their peers to share sexual images or gossip. 

 

This guidance is designed to support schools in preventing and responding to peer to peer online sexual harassment. The guidance comprises of 3 main sections below. This work has been advised on by the project's Expert Advisory Board, as well as the voices of young people through several focus groups and our Youth Advisory Board. We also collected examples of best practice in this area from schools across the country. 

You can view or download the Guidance for Schools as a complete document below or in three individual sections: