Rise in Pre-teen girls being coerced for sexual acts online

Reports indicate an increase in girls aged 11 to 13 being coerced to perform sexually through their own devices and posting it online. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) shared that 80% of the sexual selfies found online for images of child sexual abuse, were of children from the pre- teens. IWF added that of all web pages featuring images of child sexual abuse, a third consisted of self-generated images, mostly by girls in a domestic setting.

Ms Susie Hargreaves, chief executive, The Charity shared that “These are images and videos of girls that have been groomed, coerced and tricked into performing sexually over webcam in what is fast becoming a national crisis.”