Family and Friends Forum

Welcome to the Family and Friends Forum.

We’ve spoken to hundreds of people who have been affected by someone close to them viewing sexual images of children online. Everyone is different but we know that many family members are deeply shocked and distressed by their family member’s behaviour, their lives maybe turned upside down, and they may feel isolated and alone. Not only do we hope this forum will be a valuable source of information, we want it to reduce people’s sense of isolation and to give them a sense of hope for the future.

Please note that this is an open forum and anyone can read posts. However, if you want to post a message – and we hope you do – you will need to register. Please be aware that new users’ first posts will not appear on the forum until they have been moderated. Thereafter, new users’ subsequent posts will appear straight-away. This helps us ensure that the forum is a safe and supportive environment for everyone.

You can learn more on how to use the forum here and our forum agreement is here.

You can find more support and information about online offending on our main Stop It Now! website and through our confidential helpline.


Category Topics Last activity

Discussion & Support

For posts about general topics, that are directly aimed at seeking mutual support, or for posts that don’t fit into other categories.


RE: Sentencing
by IamBroken on Tue April 20, 2021 9:56pm

The Family & Children

For posts about anything to do with families, children and children’s services.


RE: Dear Family and Friends of those closest to the offender...
by Rainbowgirl80 on Sun April 18, 2021 12:29pm

The Legal Process

For posts about the legal process and criminal justice system, including the police, courts, solicitors, and post-sentencing.


RE: Legal aid
by kls on Tue April 20, 2021 6:02pm

The Media & Telling Others

For posts about how and what to share with family, friends and professionals, or about the press, social media and public exposure.


RE: Change of name
by lee1969 on Mon April 19, 2021 11:00am

Understanding Why?

For posts about your loved ones behaviour, and trying to understand why.


RE: The infamous rabbit hole
by Rainbowgirl80 on Fri April 16, 2021 12:27pm

LFF Posts


Phoning the helpline
by Rainbowgirl80 on Wed April 14, 2021 6:00pm