The NSPCC reports a 44% rise in online child sex offences

The NSPCC reports a 44% rise in online child sex offences

Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to police forces in England and Wales show that in 2016/2017, there were 5,653 police-recorded online child sexual offences – an increase of 44% compared to the previous year’s data in 2015/2016. Based on...
NSPCC warns of rising online abuse and grooming figures

NSPCC warns of rising online abuse and grooming figures

More children aged between 12 and 15 are contacting the charity’s Childline service worried about online abuse and grooming, reports the BBC. Of these, more than half were girls and counselling sessions rose by 24% to 3,716 from 2015-16. Described as “a...
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