Shock rise in online predators

Published on September 2020

Did you know that there has been a shock rise in online predators since the COVID-19 outbreak?

Online child sex abuse has more than doubled, prompting the Federal Government to launch a national campaign warning parents to strictly monitor children’s activities at home.

Earlier this year 16 Australians were charged with 738 offences.

The grooming attempts occur across a number of platforms including social networking, video and image sharing, gaming and instant messaging apps.

One useful online website offering helpful educational resources for parents to teach their children about online safety is:

Shock rise in online predators

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