Are you concerned about sexual thoughts of children or young people? Support is available.
Stop It Now! Australia helps people worried about their own sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviour toward children, to prevent child sexual abuse and online exploitation.
You can find anonymous support through the Stop It Now! Australia website, or call their helpline on 1800 01 1800 for advice and information.
Stop It Now! Australia also provides a live chat service if you are not ready to speak to someone on the phone helpline.
Are you concerned about a family member or friend’s thoughts or behaviour?
Stop It Now! Australia also offers support and guidance to anyone concerned about the thoughts or behaviour of someone they know. Find support here.
About Stop It Now! Australia
Stop It Now! Australia is a child sexual abuse prevention program that works with adults concerned about their own, or someone else’s sexual thoughts or behaviours towards children. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified a gap in preventative interventions for potential perpetrators. Stop It Now! was highlighted as a potential model to adopt in the National Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Strategy and this has been reflected in the Strategy released in September 2021.
Jesuit Social Services, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, is building the foundations of a Stop It Now! Australia helpline, staffed by highly skilled practitioners. They are working closely with professionals, as well as victim-survivors of child sexual abuse, to ensure their knowledge and voice help shape the service and the response.
Bravehearts endorses and supports the work of Stop It Now! Australia, and considers the program as an essential element in the prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation.