2,000 UK Children over 3 Years Reported for Explicit Images Added: Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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Over 2,000 British children were reported to police for crimes linked to possession, distribution, or production of explicit images over the past 3 years. This statistics was released following a freedom of information request and comes amid concerns about sexting among young people.
More that 2,000 of under-18s were reported in the UK for crimes linked to the explicit images of children, which is classed as an offence in the country. At the same time, there have been calls to amend the rules so children are not routinely criminalized.
According to recent research, many parents had no idea that it was illegal for children to take explicit selfies. In 2015, the number of sexting children rose by 15% to roughly 1,400. The calls have also been made for Internet companies to ease the takedown procedure for explicit pictures of children so that they do not end up in the hands of pedophiles. The police figures may include young people sharing nude pictures along with teenage pedophiles found with child abuse images.
At the same time, the total number of offences regardless of age also rocketed over the past 3 years: from 4,500 in 2013 to 10,800 in 2015. The rights groups admit that over the last two decades, digital technology has encouraged an explosion in the production and consumption of child sexual abuse images involving the streaming of live video. At the same time, they highlight that committed leadership from government and dedicated police operations help combat these violations. Still, the fight against child abuse images has just begun. According to the rights groups, the online industry must prioritize this problem and commit their efforts to find solutions.
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
|wtf is going on there in Britain ?|
|posted by (2016-09-02 14:24:51)|
|It happens all over the world where there are kids and camera phones, NOT just U.K.|
|posted by (2016-09-02 20:06:13)|
|too many Asian grooming gangs allowed to operate in the UK because our local governments are to afraid to challenge them for fear of being branded racist....plus adding to the filthy old English pedalos who feed off these young kids who dont know any better and their parents have no idea of what they are doing on their computers in the bedroom.....|
|This may come as a shock now... but believe the sharing of explicit images among teenagers will be a accepted norm with time...|
|posted by (2016-09-03 17:50:52)|
|It really is up to the parents and how they raise their kids. It's all that much more difficult today than ever with technology.|
|posted by (2016-09-04 03:34:48)|
|when is the uk going to charge children under for going on dates? after all, they might kiss.|
|posted by (2016-09-05 10:55:08)|
|The bureaucratic control freaks and bored, government psychopaths are hard at work as usual.||
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