Much of this abuse is happening in children’s own homes while their parents or carers are in another room according to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which says it had already dealt with an increased number of reports of online child abuse images this year
September was a record month with 15,000 reports from the public, 5,000 more than the same month in 2019
By the end of November, 138,000 reports sent to the IWF were confirmed to contain child sexual abuse imagery, which was then removed, compared to 132,730 in all of 2019.
Sarah Smith is Technical Projects Manager at the IWF. She said “in recent years we have seen a really big increase in what we call ‘self generated content’, which is where there may not be an adult present in the images”
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Bella Poarch was followed by a video created by user ‘420doggface208’ with their instantly iconic skate / cran-raspberry juice video which featured Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”
The rankings were revealed as part of TikTok’s year-end roundup of its biggest videos, trends, and creators
The rankings aren’t entirely scientific (the viral video rankings, for instance, are based on both “views” and “impact”), but they offer a representative look at what dominated the app and broke out beyond it
Other videos on TikTok’s top viral list include Will Smith’s entry in the Wipe It Down challenge, and Julian Bass’ superhero special effects video that went viral enough to get the attention of Disney executive chairman Bob Iger.
Bus driver found guilty of making indecent images of children
Police were originally alerted to the offender by a concerned parent whose son was given a personalised gift on the Go-Ahead London service in east London
The offender would ask young boys for their names and offer signed pictures of a football team, mugs, water bottles, keyrings, mouse mats and fridge magnets and then ask boys to pose for photos that were not indecent, a court heard
On his home computer and mobile, further abuse images graded from the most serious category A to B were discovered
He pleaded guilty to four counts of making indecent images of children during a first hearing at North East London Magistrates’ Court on August 25
At Snaresbrook Crown Court today, the offender was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months