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Internet Watch Foundation 16-24 Year-Olds Survey

A survey of UK males aged 16-24 on behalf of Internet Watch Foundation on attitudes towards online sexual abuse of children.

  • The majority of 16-24 year-old men (54%) say that images showing the sexual abuse of children online is one of the biggest issues on the internet.
  • 44% of young men say they would report it to the police if they accidentally found images of child sexual abuse online.
  • 38% of 16-24 year-old men say they would never tell their family if they stumbled across images or videos of child sexual abuse
  • 29% of young men say they would ignore it if they knew their 18-year-old friend was sexting someone under the age of 18.
  • Half (48%) of young men think that sexting or nude selfies have increased in the past year and one third (35%) say they think that online revenge pornography has increased.

Date Published: 31/07/2017

Categories: Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: Internet Watch Foundation


ComRes interviewed 1,035 UK males aged 16-24 online between 22nd May and 2nd June 2017.  Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all UK 16-24 year-olds.

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