CEOP notes increase in the number of explicit self-taken images by children and young people
The number of reports about inappropriate content on the web has risen, says the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP). According to CEOP figures there were more than 6,000 reports of child abuse in the last year, that’s 880 up on the previous year. A quarter of these related to grooming incidents and another quarter concerned the possession and distribution of sexually explicit images of children. Furthermore, eight percent involved sexual abuse and 135 related to a suspect making arrangements to meet a child in the real world.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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