23/05/2013

Charities Highlight Rise In Children Abusing Children

Children’s charities have warned that an increasing number of children are being abused by other children, adding that their helplines have seen a growing number of calls from children about sexual abuse.

It is understood that the NSPCC have said over 5,000 children were reported as abusers to police in England and Wales in the last three years – information they learned via a freedom of information request.

The figures suggest that children as young as five are being reported, and over half of the offences reported were classified as serious, according to BBC Newsbeat.

The charities have said they believe easy access to online pornography is contributing to a growing problem.

(MH/CD)


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