Module 1: Understanding Why


As with the Introduction to this module, identify your level of knowledge and understanding around the following aspects of how you use illegal images (1 = very little knowledge; 2 = some understanding; 3 = secure understanding).

I have a clear and detailed understanding of my sexual behaviour and the internet. 1 2 3
I can identify key events in my life that influenced me to engage in more risky sexual behaviour over time. 1 2 3
I understand how I came to first access sexual images of children on the internet. 1 2 3
I am aware of my patterns of internet usage and when I am most likely to access illegal content. 1 2 3

Now, consider the following questions:

  • Have any of your responses changed from 1 to 2 or 2 to 3 from since the start of this module?
  • In what ways might your understanding have changed?
  • Which part of the module has had the greatest impact on your understanding? Why?
  • Has anything from this module prompted or encouraged you to take action around your behaviour? If so, what? How do you plan to act on it?
  • Has this module raised any further questions for you or made you want to explore any ideas further? What steps do you plan to take to seek out this information?


If you want to discuss anything covered in this module, have struggled with working through the self-help material or just want the opportunity to work through the self-help site with a practitioner to guide you then please call the Stop It Now! Helpline for confidential support from our trained staff.


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In order to ensure that the resources we provide remain effective, we would be very grateful if you could answer the following question;

On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you that you can prevent yourself from viewing indecent images of children now and in the future?