Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) is sexual behaviour, language or an understanding of sex that is not age appropriate, which is displayed by children and young people and which may be harmful or abusive. It may also be referred to as sexually harmful behaviour or sexualised behaviour.
HSB includes a range of behaviour, which can be displayed towards younger children, peers, older children or adults. It is harmful to both the children and young people who display it, as well as the people to whom it is directed.
Technology Assisted HSB
Technology assisted HSB (TA-HSB) is sexualised behaviour which children or young people engage in using the internet or technology such as mobile phones.
This might include:
viewing pornography (including extreme pornography or viewing indecent images of children)