By the time cases of child abuse over the internet reach the police, they are much “too messy”, according to Police Inspector Trevor Sammut from the cybercrimes unit. He appealed to kids to continue enjoying these tools but to be supervised responsibly and taught about the consequences of their bad use. Mr Sammut was speaking at the launch of the national initiative BeSmartOnline, set up for a safer internet, establishing, operating and promoting reporting facilities for abuse and providing support to victims and their families.
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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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