Pat Branigan introduces new guidance for practitioners working with children who display harmful sexual behaviour online
In 2009, the Assessment Intervention Moving On (AIM) Project published practice guidance to help professionals work with young people who had engaged in harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) online.
i-AIM grew out of an increased professional awareness of the role new technologies were having on sexual offending behaviour.
Since then, our understanding of how technologies can facilitate sexual offending amongst adolescents has deepened.
Indeed, our understanding of the influence of the online environment on child safety has undergone a step-change.