Rise in indecent messages sent to children, says NSPCC

The BBC is reporting that according to a revent NSPCC report the number of adults in Scotland targeting children with sexual messages has increased by 60% in a year.

Police Scotland recorded 165 indecent communications sent to children in 2014/15 – up from 103 in the previous 12 months.

Matt Forde, head of service for NSPCC Scotland, said: “These figures confirm our fears that the internet is playing an increasing role in the sexual abuse of younger children in Scotland.”

“These figures show an increasing number of crimes are coming to the attention of the police and are being investigated. However, more needs to be done.”

He added: “Behind these figures will be other children who have not reported indecent communications from adults who contact them.” 

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