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Rise in child abuse on webcams

There has been a rise in use of webcams and live video streaming for sexually abusing children, according to a new report. It found that vulnerable children in developing countries were often targeted by abusers over the internet.

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Report: 70,000 child abuse images and videos shared

Every year the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) produces an assessment of child abuse.

Here are some of the findings relating to the UK from the latest report:

  • 8,000 reports of indecent images of children being shared in 2012
  • 70,000 images and videos shared - a two-fold increase on 2011
  • 20,000 daily users of encrypted forums by end of 2013 (not all for child abuse purposes)
  • 70% increase in the number of female victims under the age of 10 over three years to December 2012

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