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.

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: It’s like reliving it all
by flower123 on Fri June 5, 2020 11:02pm

The Family & Children

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


RE: I'm scared
by Lucy1 on Fri June 5, 2020 6:52pm

The Legal Process

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


RE: Do they need a lawyer?
by lee1969 on Fri June 5, 2020 11:08pm

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: Local Press Report includes LFF info
by Ann P on Sat May 30, 2020 9:26pm

Understanding Why?

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


RE: Prison...
by lost123 on Fri June 5, 2020 12:36pm

LFF Posts


RE: Is there any normal life after this ?
by Hopingforbest on Tue May 26, 2020 4:36pm