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13 Feb 2020
It is well-known that the internet is a hiding place for abusers and criminals, especially dangerous to children using self-regulated social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok. This is one of the reasons why the...
09 Jan 2020
The Home Office and the Microsoft launched a new tool which identifies and blocks child grooming conversations online with the help of artificial intelligence. This tool is part of the government’s work in the UK, to fight against child sexual...
08 Oct 2019
Drama workshops were organized in the UK to raise awareness of criminal child exploitation, as part of the wider Greater Manchester Exploitation Week of Action. The aim was to reinforce the fact that no matter what a person under the age of 18  may...
26 Nov 2018
Birmingham city`s statistics on the number of child victims of sexual abuse does not include children from the other parts of the UK that are placed in Birmingham care homes. Critics are saying this is dangerous since police and social workers are...
06 Jul 2017
The London Economic reports on figures demonstrating an increase in the number of British children being suspected as potential victims of human trafficking. The National Crime Agency (NCA) data show “a more than 100 per cent rise in the total...
04 Jul 2017
A Russia Today article cites a recent report featured in the Daily Mail, which spotlights the mass enslavement of children and youth throughout England.  The report identifies 1,200 youth in the country being victimized by coerced labor, along with...
24 May 2017
The number of youth suspected of being victimized by labor exploitative practices in the United Kingdom has increased by more than 60% over the past year, according to the Independent, which cites the figures of a government statistical finding....
13 Mar 2017
In this article, "Island Echo" reports that "The Isle of Wight Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) is joining the fight against child sexual exploitation and will be hosting an awareness event in St Thomas’s Square, Newport on Saturday, 18th...
19 Sep 2016
The internet can be "a playground for paedophiles", the NSPCC has warned. The warning came as figures showed a rise in children, worried about online abuse and grooming, contacting the charity's Childline service. Counselling sessions for young...
11 Sep 2016
BBC reports that two, so-called "child houses" are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children and young people will be able to get medical...

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