The Social Switch Project, supported by the Mayor of London and Catch22, aims to provide a platform for the most marginalised children and young people to be heard on issues they encounter when using social media and gaming and online platforms. The report includes a range of perspectives on the issue of online harms from professionals to help best understand how to keep young people safe online.

The survey from the Online Harms Consultation in 2020, launched by Catch22, received responses from young people, frontline professionals, tech platforms and commissioners on the challenges of online behaviour. The findings showed that more than 70% of young people have seen content online that they have found concerning, including violent and explicit content.

What is happening online, where harm is happening, who is affected and who provides support, when CYP respond and when they do not respond, and why Covid-19 might be having an impact are all detailed in the report- providing a deeper understanding of how to keep CYP safe online.

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