'Authorities playing catch-up' with tech used to abuse children

Child victims of online sexual abuse are not getting the support they need because "authorities playing catch-up" with the technology, experts have found.

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NSPCC: Online training 'an absolute must'

Training for education, healthcare and children protection workers in technology used to abuse children online is "an absolute must", the NSPCC have said.

Jon Brown, the NSPCC lead on tackling sexual abuse, added:

Training to protect children from online abuse is an absolute must for those in social work, health, education and law.

It won't necessarily make them experts but will help them stay in touch with a rapidly changing technological world which poses a variety of risks for the young.

– Jon Brown NSPCC

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