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The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children report on increases in sexual grooming

The NSPCC report on increases in sexual grooming

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The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has published a report which reveals that there were at least 4,373 offences of sexual communication with a child recorded in England and Wales in the year up until April 2019 compared with 3,217  in the previous year. The data shows that 1 in 5 of these victims were aged 11 or younger and the number of recorded instances of the use of Instagram was more than double the previous year. The NSPCC is calling on the Prime Minister to prioritise online safety and ensure that tech firms exercise a duty of care to children. 

The report can be found in full, here

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