The Use of Social Media and Indecent Images REVISED)


The use of social media and indecent Images

Don’t’ suffer in silence
We have growing concerns that in our sport people are using social media and mobiles
phones in ways which could lead to our young people being criminalised. The sending of
indecent images over the internet or through texting is illegal. People caught doing so can
and will be prosecuted.

Nottinghamshire Police are currently progressing a criminal investigation involving the
sending of naked and sexualised Indecent images, the request for others to send such
naked and Indecent images of themselves along with online threats and unwanted
contact over various Social media Applications including Snapchat and Facebook.
The contact appears to be predominantly between children involved in Ice Hockey teams
and organisations across the UK.
If any child or person has been either a victim to or witness to such online behaviour
relating to persons or offences connected to the Nottinghamshire area it is respectfully
requested you contact either of the officers involved in the investigation namely.
We would request that you inform us either through your club child protection officer, your
coach or manager or alternatively you could contact the Safeguarding help line,
There is always someone at the end of the line waiting to speak with you if you need it.
Dc 3077 John Whitworth –
Ds 2086 Darren Mee –
External contact telephone number – 0115 8444031
Both Officers work on the
Sexual Exploitation Investigation Unit – SEIU
Public Protection
Holmes House
NG18 2JW
Charles Dacres
Ice Hockey UK/ English Ice Hockey Association.
Ice Hockey Safeguarding Helpline 07546983700
Child line
free on 0800 1111