Children at risk waiting for social media grooming law

12 September 2019

 A report by the NSPCC shows that 34% of sexual grooming offences involve Instagram, more than any other online platform.

The number of grooming cases has increased by 36% since last year, according to a report by the NSPCC, with at least 70% carried out on the likes of Instagram and Facebook.

In April, the government launched an online harms white paper which would introduce independent regulation of social networks, with tough sanctions if they fail to keep children safe on their platforms.

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