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11-20 Trends confirm need for parents to talk about online safety with kids earlier, more often

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Digital spaces should and can be safe for every child.

But we have arrived at a moment when the speed and scale of digital platform adoption has left many parents feeling disconnected with how their kids are navigating online spaces. That’s why we’re invested in continuing to deepen our understanding of the online risks and harms youth face today — and how those risks, along with our responses, are evolving.

Thorn’s newest report, Self-Generated Child Sexual Abuse Material: Youth Attitudes and Experiences in 2020, represents the second in our annual monitoring research surveying kids aged 9-17 about their experiences and attitudes with self-generated sexual content. By creating a steady cadence of research and reporting, we are gaining a more holistic understanding of the risks kids face, how those risks are evolving, and what we can do to reduce potential harm.

We hope this research will inform the roadmaps of many organizations working to keep children safe online, as it will here at Thorn.

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