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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...
18 Sep 2019
Crimes involving the sexual grooming of children have been on the rise in recent years, according to the British police in Shropshire. From April 2018 until April of 2019, local law enforcement authorities investigated 70 percent more child sexual...
13 Mar 2019
As a reaction to a concerning number of reported cases of sexual abuse of children online, the UK`s National Crime Agency is decided to expand their educational programme ThinkUKnow, aiming to teach children about dangers of online grooming. As part...
05 Jul 2017
Tim Verity, a journalist for The Telegraph, tells his heartbreaking story of his experiences and confrontations with sexual abuse that had occurred early within his childhood. The abuse ended at the young impressionable age of eight years old,...
29 Jun 2017
On Monday, June 26, the Rugby Borough Council rendered a positive decision that requires the borough's taxi services to complete training provided by Barnado’s on child grooming, in order to identify red-flags of potential cases of child grooming...
13 May 2017
A Metro story had recently revealed that some of the United Kingdom's most vulnerable children are unaware of much of the grooming and sexual exploitation they endure. The article cites the NSPCC, which highlights how almost 2,000 minors have been...
24 Oct 2016
Beta News reports that the UK government has failed to implement promised laws that would help to protect vulnerable children from online predators in England and Wales. Back in 2014, the then-Prime Minister David Cameron said he would introduce a...
08 Sep 2016
The Guardian reports on new research, revealing the “complex entrapment” strategies used by sexual predators which can take just minutes to persuade a child to meet. The UK-based research team found that contrary to common misconceptions, groomers...
22 Aug 2016
'BBC' reports that NSPCC has made demands that online safety lessons be made mandatory in Welsh schools, as over 150 people have been reported to police for child grooming over the since 2011. Almost 60% of those reported cases included online...
20 Jul 2016
The Guardian reports that British MP Sarah Champion is calling for the government to do much more to prevent child sexual exploitation and online grooming. Amongst proposed methods for tackling and preventing this crime is the introduction of...

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