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New Childline campaign raises awareness of online grooming

Childline’s new campaign, #ListenToYourSelfie, aims to help young people spot the signs of online abuse and grooming.

The campaign comes as there has been a rise young people contacting Childline about online sexual abuse. New figures from Childline show:

• The number of counselling sessions for online sexual abuse worries rose last year (2015-16) by 24% to 3,716

• Most of the young people were aged 12-15 and almost two-thirds were girls

• 1 in 8 of the sessions related specifically to grooming, an increase of 21%.

To accompany the campaign, and to raise awareness of online grooming, Childline have released this video:

For more information, visit the NSPCC website.