Four Key Threats To Children Revealed In Report

Children are putting at risk by the increase of indecent images online and the spread of high-speed internet connections, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) centre has warned.

A report from Ceop warns there is a consequence to the proliferation of paedophile material on the internet, described as one of the four key threats the centre is tackling.

The four key threats highlighted in the report are:

• The proliferation of indecent images of children – particularly the production of still, moving and live-streaming of child abuse images.

• Online child sexual exploitation – with a focus on the systematic sexual exploitation of multiple child victims on the internet.

• Transnational child sexual abuse – including both transient and resident UK nationals and British citizens committing sexual offences abroad.

• Contact child sexual abuse – particularly the threat posed by organised crime-associated child sexual exploitation and the risks around missing children.

The report also reveals that 2012 saw an 85% increase in the number of children rescued from sexual abusers, the number now standing at 790, the highest since Ceop launched in 2006.


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