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 Tagged with grooming


05 December 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.

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04 January 2017

A bleak film which tells the story of how teenager Kayleigh Haywood was groomed online by a stranger and then brutally raped and murdered has been released by police.

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25 January 2016

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a sexting scandal after pupils at a leading public school were duped into posting explicit selfies online.
Parents at £29,000-a-year Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire were reportedly warned that 42 pupils were targeted.

 

22 January 2016

In a time of SnapChat, Twitter and Facebook, getting in touch with your friends has never been easier, but it all comes at a cost.

ABC News recently conducted an experiment to see what would happen when bystanders witness a young girl meeting up with a stranger she met online. The girl was ready to forget the fact that a grown man sitting across the table is not 16 year old Brian she’s been texting with, but what would people overhearing their conversation do? What would YOU do?