Advice, Resources and Guidance

Our young people’s coordinators are happy to give advice and guidance to caregivers and professionals concerned about harmful sexual behaviour.

Below you can find some general resources which may be helpful.

Support and resources for caregivers and young people worried about sexual behaviour

Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool - Guidance on what behaviours are developmentally normal for children and young people aged 0-5 years, 5-9 years, 9-13 years and 13-17 years.

Parents Protect - Family safety guidance and family safety plan. Other sections of the website have a lot of useful advice and resources around harmful sexual behaviour, problematic behaviour online and child sexual exploitation.

So you got naked online - A guide for young people and parents around sexting and image sharing.

Harmful sexual behaviour prevention toolkit - A toolkit designed by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation to help parents, carers, family members and professionals keep children safe.

What’s the problem? A guide for parents and caregivers of young people who have got into trouble online - The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, hosted by Lincolnshire County Council.

Support and resources for young people around sex and relationships

Bish - Over 14s guide to sex and relationships

YouTube videos - these videos are not age restricted but caregivers may want to watch them first to make sure they are happy the content is suitable for their young people:

General support and resources

Thinkuknow - Advice for staying safe online. Suitable for children and young people from the age of 4, with a dedicated section for parents and carers.

NSPCC keeping children safe - Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online and support for parents to what to do if you’re worried about a child.

kooth - Mental health support and resources for young people.

Papyrus - Support and resources for young people and their families for young people experiencing thoughts of suicide.