What does the research tell us?
The statements below capture key statistics from a variety of research papers. The detailed findings can be found by following the links below to each statement.
Read the statements and consider how this relates to the context in which you work with children and young people.
These sources give a real picture of the most recent data linked to why the inclusion of RSHE as a statutory requirement is needed.
Cases of online grooming and sexual exploitation of children are rising
It is estimated that at least 46,000 children are involved in gang culture and being exploited in County Lines acting as illegal drug couriers
Sexual abuse of children is rising particularly online
More children and young people are accessing pornography accidently online through click-bait. There is also a rise in sharing of explicit images
Hate crime is on the increase because of people’s intolerance and lack of understanding about others
Mental health issues are on the rise particularly in teenage girls and for young people in minority groups
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