Internet watchdog: Child sexual abuse grew exponentially last year
Internet watchdog Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has reported that child sexual abuse grew radically during the lockdown last year. The latest IWF figures indicate that self generated imagery showing 7 to 10 year olds increased three-fold”. A 21% increase from 2020 in number of URLs containing child sexual image (out of 361,000 reports investigated in 2021, 252,000 were confirmed to be URLs containing images or videos of child sexual abuse).
Noting the vulnerability of children especially due to lockdown and home isolation, it urges parents to help aware and spot the danger their children are facing.