Police warn coronavirus lockdown may lead to increase in child grooming

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Police on Tuesday warned that the increased use of the internet by minors during the coronavirus lockdown brings increased risk of child grooming.

In an announcement on Tuesday, police said that now more than ever, amid the coronavirus crisis, social media and other online messaging apps constitute a means for criminals to ‘fish’ for and sexual abuse minors.

The police clarified that the term ‘sexual abuse’ usually brings to mind a dramatic kidnapping or a violent event, though experience and recent studies have showed that more than half of underage victims of sexual abuse first met their...


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Police warn coronavirus lockdown may lead to increase in child grooming


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