Introduction

Welcome

  

Welcome to the Family and Friends section of the Stop it Now! Get Help website. 

This part of the site is for wives and partners, parents, all adult family members and friends of people who they suspect or know may be accessing indecent images of children online, or engaging in other inappropriate sexual behaviours involving children. 

Our aim

  • To provide the kind of information that family members need in order to begin to make sense of an extremely challenging situation. The discovery or suspicion that someone close to you is looking at sexual images of children is usually very upsetting and people worry about the consequences not just for that person, but for themselves and their families. 
  • Don't Forget, you can of course talk to a trained operator on the Stop it Now! confidential Freephone Helpline, or email help@stopitnow!

The website also offers a free, anonymous self-help section for individuals who are concerned about their own online behaviour. It provides information about illegal online images and the law, and helps users to identify and explore their problematic use of the Internet, and to manage their behaviour.

There is also a section for practitioners working in the field of child protection.

 

If you are struggling to work out what to do next, then this short film may help you.

 

Partner Testimony

“I will never forget Alex’s words to me: ‘I have been addicted to pornography for ten years, and I have been viewing illegal images for about two years.’”

Read this real-life account of how one woman coped after discovering the truth about her former husband.


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We would like to thank all those who have contributed to the material within the Stop It Now! Get Help site, with particular thanks those who attended the focus groups.

Important note: the photographic content within this section is for illustrative purposes only. All persons featured are models © iStock and Shutterstock.


Disclaimer

  • The information provided throughout this website is intended for information, self-exploration and self-help only. It is designed to increase awareness in people who may feel that they have a problem with illegal Internet images or have thought about accessing them but not already done so. The information contained in this website is not, and should not be taken as, a substitute for professional advice and/or treatment.
  • Although the content of the self-help exercises is based on existing research, this research is on-going and the authors would not wish to make any claims about effectiveness.
  • All the information contained on this website is intended to increase awareness of a problem, or potential problem, with regard to a sexual interest in children and is not designed to form a diagnosis. Anyone who feels that they may have a problem in this area should seek professional advice from a qualified person.
  • The Stop It Now team accepts no liability for claims by, or damages of any kind whatsoever to, users of this website. This also applies to decisions or actions taken by any individuals on the basis of the information contained on this website.
  • The information and materials, unless stated otherwise, are copyrighted by Stop It Now and are intended solely for the users own use.
  • The contents, design and format of this website are under the ownership of Stop It Now and must not be reproduced or distributed without prior permission.

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to the provisions of the disclaimer.

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