Online Welfare Advice Packs for University Students
In September 2019, Universities UK published their report Tackling online harassment and promoting online welfare, making recommendations to improve:
- Student engagement
- The promotion of online welfare
- Preventative and response strategies
The Revenge Porn Helpline, Report Harmful Content and the Professionals Online Safety Helpline have been working with the National Stalking Helpline and the National Crime Agency to create an online welfare advice pack for both students and university staff. We hope these advice packs will educate university students to make informed decisions about their online activity and signpost to services for further support should they need to. University is an exciting new chapter for a lot of young people, we want to help keep it this way and encourage positive use while staying safe online.
Or download and print the advice packs below
Let's talk stalking
In the UK, stalking affects 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men in their lifetime. Find more vital information about stalking from the National Stalking Helpline in this resource.
Not Yours to Share
Advice for university students about intimate image abuse
What is Sextortion?
A friend request from an attractive stranger leads to chatting and flirting. After gaining the victim's trust, they are quickly persuaded into sexual acts over webcam. But unknown to the victim, the activity has been recorded and demands for money start.
How you look online is up to you, so take this opportunity to review what is already out there and how you want people to see you when they search for you online.
Negate the Hate
If you have witnessed hate speech online or experienced it yourself in connection to your university, you may be wondering what steps you can take to report it.
Students and Sex Work
Some students turn to different forms of sex work, we want to help students make informed decisions and know where to turn for advice and support.
Student Sex Work Toolkit for Staff in Higher Education
This toolkit was produced drawing on existing research such as The Student Sex Work Project (2015), the Student Sex Work Brief (2018) and Beyond the Gaze (2017). The Student Sex Work project was a three-year long research project led by Swansea University that culminated in 2015. It aimed to promote awareness and understanding of student sex work, with a view to improving university mechanisms to support this often socially isolated group.
The aims of this toolkit are to outline:
• An overview of student sex work and key issues this group face
• The legal status of sex work in the UK
• How to offer appropriate support to student sex workers
• Relevant local and national support services for sex workers in the UK