Videos and images where children have been manipulated into recording their own abuse now make up nearly half of all the material removed from the internet by IWF analysts.
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Video-sharing app TikTok is failing to suspend the accounts of people sending sexual messages to teenagers and children, a BBC investigation has found.
Hundreds of sexually explicit comments have been found on videos posted by children as young as nine.
NSPCC's It's Not OK helps children and young people recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships. The lesson plans, films and accompanying activities cover what behaviour to look out for and how to respond to it.
More than 3000 offences of grooming children online for sex have been committed by paedophiles since the new law on sexual communication was introduced April 2017.
The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks associated with this new threat, warn child protection experts.
During a recent week of intensification to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse, police and NCA operations across the UK safeguarded 245 children and arrested 192 people, 18 of whom were in a position of trust. 30% of those cases involved some of the highest harm offences including live streaming, blackmail and grooming.
A leading adoption charity is urging the government to train foster carers to spot the signs of radicalisation among young asylum seekers from countries like Syria and Iraq who are living in their homes.