Rise in online child pornography material in India during COVID-19

A report by India Child Protection Fund (ICPF), indicates that online child pornography traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India has gone up by 95% as compared to average traffic before the lockdown.

The report highlights since  more  children spend  time online during the lockdown, paedophiles have also  increased activity online  to target children, ‘groom’ them by befriending them, building an emotional connection and luring them to perform sexual activities through photos and videos.