Number of child-on-child sexual assaults almost doubles – Daily Telegraph

‘Reports of children sexually assaulting each other have almost doubled in the last four years, figures show as experts blame the rise in the availability of online pornography.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2017

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Predatory paedophile has his sentence increased by 3 years – Attorney General’s Office

‘Abingdon man who used fake online profiles to abuse children has his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th September 2017

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English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years -The Guardian

‘Hundreds of children, including some as young as five, are being expelled or temporarily excluded from school for sexual misconduct including abuse, assault, harassment and watching pornography, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2017

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Digital Economy Bill made law – Panopticon

Posted May 4th, 2017 in advertising, bills, internet, news, pornography, privacy by sally

‘What with all the kerfuffle over Brexit negotiations and the impending snap general election, you could perhaps be forgiven for failing to notice that the Government had rushed the Digital Economy Bill through Parliament in last week’s “wash up” before the dissolution of Parliament.’

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Panopticon, 3rd May 2017

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Social media giants ‘shamefully far’ from tackling illegal content – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, pornography, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Social media firms are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2017

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Revenge porn crackdown: Offenders who send pictures to family members face two years in jail under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2017 in bills, domestic violence, families, harassment, news, pornography, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘Offenders who send “revenge porn” images to victims’ family members could face up to two years in jail under new sentencing plans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017

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Paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys on Minecraft – BBC News

‘A man who groomed young boys through the online game Minecraft has been jailed for two years and eight months.’

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BBC News, 20th Janaury 2017

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Digital Economy Bill passed by MPs, forcing people to ask if they want to watch porn – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2016 in bills, freedom of expression, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘The law has been criticised both by free speech advocates as well as those who want it to cover more websites.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2016

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Some child sexting cases ‘do not need criminal investigation’ – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, police, pornography, prosecutions by tracey

‘Sexting cases involving children should not always be handled with a full-scale criminal investigation, new police advice says. The College of Policing advises officers to respond “in a proportionate way” to children sharing indecent imagery of themselves or their peers.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2016

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Porn sites that refuse to check ages will be forcibly blocked by regulator – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2016 in children, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘Pornography websites that refuse to check ages before allowing people to watch explicit videos will be forcibly blocked, it has been announced.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2016

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House of Lords researcher jailed for 1,000 indecent images of children on Parliament laptop – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, parliament, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A House of Lords researcher who worked for a Conservative peer has been jailed after being caught accessing child pornography on parliamentary computers.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2016

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Man jailed for falsely accusing his estranged wife of revenge porn after posting images online himself – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2016 in internet, news, perverting the course of justice, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A husband posted naked photos of himself online and then falsely accused his estranged wife of revenge porn, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2016

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Disgraced GP avoids prison over video of man having sex with snake – Daily Telegraph

‘A disgraced doctor has avoided prison after being convicted for a second time of having a stash of “extreme” pornography, including a video of a man having sex with a snake.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2016

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Revenge porn prosecutions number ‘more than 200’ just 18 months after law change – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2016 in harassment, news, pornography, prosecutions, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘More than 200 prosecutions have been brought since new laws to tackle revenge porn were rolled out across the UK, an official report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2016

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Judge sacked for viewing porn at work accepts SRA rebuke as others also strike deals with regulator – Legal Futures

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, pornography by sally

‘All four of the judges named by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office last year after being found to have watched pornography on judicial IT equipment have now been rebuked after the final one accepted his sanction.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2016

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Mother who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife online in revenge porn attack is given restraining order – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2016 in community service, harassment, internet, news, pornography, restraint orders by sally

‘A mother-of-two who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife on social media to “scorn her for finding a new partner” has been given a restraining order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2016

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Porn sites will need age verification from 2017, Government announces – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, pornography, privacy by sally

‘The Government has unveiled plans for age verification on porn websites in its new Digital Economy Bill, set to come into force in 2017.’

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The Independent, 7th July 2016

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Revenge porn: Widening the net? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 5th, 2016 in amendments, harassment, internet, legislation, news, pornography, Scotland, victims by sally

‘Little over a year has passed since the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) came into force, making it a criminal offence to disclose private sexual material with the intent of causing fear and distress; legislating for the increase in so called ‘revenge porn’. A slow uptake in successful convictions for this offence has prompted the tabling of further amendments which would serve to widen the ambit of revenge porn criminality, to lower the bar for prosecutions and to encourage reporting of these crimes by granting anonymity to victims.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th July 2016

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‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2016

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Sexting offences increasing in schools, say senior police officers – The Guardian

‘Senior police officers are seeing an escalation in sexting offences in schools, according to a report submitted to MPs.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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