Online Harm & Abuse: Learning from Case Reviews, NSPCC

Online harm and abuse: learning from case reviews

Summary of key issues and learning for improved practice around online harm and abuse

Publication date October 2022

Front cover: Online abuse: learning from case reviews

Published case reviews highlight that the online world presents a growing number of challenges for those working to protect children and young people from harm and abuse. For example, children may be exposed to harmful content online, or be subjected to online grooming, sexual abuse and exploitation.

This briefing looks at case reviews published between 2015 and 2022, where online harm or abuse was a key factor.

It summarises:

  • key issues around online harm and abuse highlighted in the case reviews

  • reasons why some children and young people are particularly vulnerable to online harm and abuse

  • learning to help professionals prevent and respond to incidences of online harm and abuse.