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NSPCC – How safe are our children?

The NSPCC has published its annual How safe are our children? report.

The 2019 report focuses on statistics relating to the issue of online child abuse. It found:

  • year on year increases in the numbers and rates of police-recorded online child sexual offences in England and Wales and Northern Ireland
  • increases in police-recorded offences of obscene publications or indecent photos in all four UK nations over the last five years
  • increases in the number of URLs confirmed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as containing child sexual abuse imagery since 2015
  • less than half of children aged 12 to 15 say they know how to change their settings to control who can view their social media
  • the majority of parents, carers and members of the public agree that social networks should have a legal responsibility to keep children safe on their platforms.

You can read the full report here.

And you can register your interest for the How safe are our children? 2020 conference here.