Child grooming

Online child sexual grooming cases jump by a third

Gerry Jackson

BBC Look North

The number of children being sexually groomed in the North East and Cumbria has jumped by more than a third, according to new data.

The NSPCC says 369 offences of sexual communication with a child were recorded by police in the region in the last year.

The Government has indicated it will publish a draft Online Harms Bill early next year, with tough sanctions if the social networks fail to keep children safe on their platforms.

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