It’s Not Okay – Keeping our young people safe

It is now a year since the launch of the ‘It’s Not Okay’ child sexual exploitation awareness campaign in Greater Manchester.

In a week of action, young people across the area were being urged to consider their friendships and think twice before they post images online. The theme, ‘know who your friends are’, aims to raise awareness of peer-on-peer sexual exploitation and warn young people of the consequences of sending sexually explicit images of themselves – often referred to as sexting. Peer-on-peer sexual exploitation, where young people are sexually exploited by other people in their age group (or only a little bit older), is growing increasingly common, and over the last 12 months thousands of young people and their families have received advice and guidance.

If you’d like to find out more information, or need some help or advice, you can visit the website at