Sunday, 14 September 2008

Latest online offender 'grooming' tactics revealed

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UK centre for tackling the sexual abuse of children advises parents to increase vigilance as latest intelligence report is published
Online child sex offenders are using more intimidating tactics to engage with, exploit and abuse children in an increasingly converged technological environment according to the UKs police agency dedicated to tackling child sex abuse the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
In its latest strategic intelligence dossier, the organisation reports an increase in online offenders using threats such as hacking online profiles and email accounts and using blackmail techniques as a response to an increasingly empowered internet generation who are recognising and reporting online grooming behaviour to the police agency.
To date 2.2 million children and young people have seen the Centres Thinkuknow education programme and together with public awareness around international law enforcement activity in tracing and arresting internet offenders, this is resulting in offenders changing their tactics to approach and groom children.

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