- According to figures from Ofcom, six out of ten 12 to 15 year olds now own a smart phone, and that the number has increased by a fifth in the past year.
- More than two-thirds of those do not have parental controls installed on their phones.
- CEOP also said that instant messaging on some phones is used by paedophiles to groom potential victims.
- It was used by offenders to make contact with children in around third of public reports of grooming in 2012/13.
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