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Almost one-quarter of all registered sex offenders carried out online child sexual abuse, according to a snapshot taken by Police Scotland.

Child sexual abuse includes grooming for sexual purposes, online or webcam sexual extortion, live streaming of abuse and possession and sharing of indecent images of children.

This campaign is also focused at perpetrators, warning them of the consequences they face as a result of committing online child sexual abuse offences. Police Scotland is working with Stop It Now!, an online child sexual abuse prevention organisation. It manages a confidential helpline designed to help adults with a range of concerns about child sexual abuse, including those with concerns about their own sexual thoughts and behaviours towards children.

Click the links at the side to read case studies, and anyone worried about online abuse can contact Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency. More information is available at and you can read more advice on our Keep Safe pages