Sajid Javid: “Keeping Our Children Safe Will Be My Mission As Home Secretary”.

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Sajid Javid has promised to make tackling sexual exploitation of children a priority, in his role as Home Secretary.

During a speech delivered today at the headquarters of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Javid warned tech companies that they needed to crack down on online child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the same way they were now going about tackling extremism online.

The latest figures reveal a 700% increase in child abuse images being referred to the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the last five years. The data also estimates that up to 80,000 people in the UK currently present some kind of sexual threat to children online, with exploitative material increasingly featuring younger and younger children.

Javid asked companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to address five core areas:

  • block child sexual abuse material as soon as companies detect it…

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