More than 200,000 secondary school children may have been groomed online, NSPCC research suggests

30 July 2019 – ITV News

A survey carried out on behalf of children’s charity the NSPCC has revealed that around 4% of young people aged 11 to 17 questioned had sent, received or been asked to send sexual content to an adult when using different sites and apps.

The charity said that one in 25 children had done so using Snapchat, Facebook or Facebook Messenger; one in 33 using Twitch and Twitter and one in 50 using Instagram and WhatsApp.


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