So, you now know what is illegal in the UK with regards to the internet.

Many people who commit internet offences believe that they will never be caught: this is not true. Police forces all over the country are running operations to specifically catch internet offenders and it could be you next.

Many people who offend online think that their only consequence will be involvement with the police and the worst case scenario is going to prison.

In actual fact, for many internet offenders who are arrested, this is not the only consequence. It affects your access to your children, your relationship, your finances and your job.


We have recently developed film and online materials to help people stop looking at indecent images of children. These materials are contained on this website, including films that explain the law and the potential consequences for those who look at sexual images of children online.

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You can find out about the consequences by watching this short film:


Below, you will find out more about potential consequences for you and your family, if you were to be arrested, plus a step by step description about the Criminal Justice Process. 


As you can see, there are a lot of potential consequences to accessing sexual images of children.

Many people engaging in this illegal behaviour think that the worst circumstance is going to prison. But it’s not.

Not all of these happen to everyone, and some individuals may experience different consequences to the ones mentioned; but these are the most common and the most likely.


All I thought was, I could get caught and that would be bad. I did not think that there would be all sorts of consequences...


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