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Facebook and Twitter-linked sex crimes quadruple in four years as paedophiles exploit social network users

Facebook and Twitter-linked sex crimes quadruple in four years as paedophiles exploit social network users | Crime prevention | Scoop.it
A total of 1,642 cases where the social networking sites were used to commit a crime or were involved in some way afterwards have been reported to police since 2009, new figures reveal.

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Jennifer Perry's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:05 AM
All predators use social networks financial, sexual and violent abusers. The information online allows them target and groom their victims. It is ideal tool for predators. The problem is users are not informed of risks or told how identify warning signs. That level of corporate responsibility doesn't exist leaving users to learn the hard way.
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Facebook and Twitter-linked sex crimes quadruple in four years as paedophiles exploit social network users

Facebook and Twitter-linked sex crimes quadruple in four years as paedophiles exploit social network users | Crime prevention | Scoop.it
A total of 1,642 cases where the social networking sites were used to commit a crime or were involved in some way afterwards have been reported to police since 2009, new figures reveal.

Via Jennifer Perry
more...
Jennifer Perry's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:05 AM
All predators use social networks financial, sexual and violent abusers. The information online allows them target and groom their victims. It is ideal tool for predators. The problem is users are not informed of risks or told how identify warning signs. That level of corporate responsibility doesn't exist leaving users to learn the hard way.