South Korea to bring in law to punish online grooming of children for sexual abuse

To protect the rights of children online,  the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family in South Korea is revising the act on the protection of children and juveniles against sexual abuse by making online grooming, or luring children for sexual abuse subject to criminal punishment. Under the revised law, people repeatedly attempting to lure children by sending online sexual messages, hate speech or trying to exploit them sexually will  face a penalty of up to three years in prison or a fine of 30 million won (US$26,000). The police will be allowed to carry out undercover investigation into online crime against children by disguising their identity.