British Government tackles child sexual exploitation online

Today (Monday 3 September), the Home Secretary set out the scale of online child sexual exploitation (CSE), with a 700% increase in child abuse images being referred to the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the last five years, up to 80,000 people in the UK presenting some kind of sexual threat to children online and material increasingly featuring younger and younger children.

In a speech at the headquarters of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) the Home Secretary vowed to lead the cross-Government effort in the response to the evolving threat of online CSE, including funding for law enforcement, intelligence agencies and a new prevention drive.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said that he is impressed by the progress the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple have made on counter-terrorism and now wants to see the same level of commitment for child sexual exploitation.

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