Gauteng Kids Encounter Paedophiles Online

About 31.4 percent of secondary school children surveyed in Gauteng have encountered people who tried to get them to talk online about sex against their will, study reveals 

About 31.4 percent of secondary school children surveyed in Gauteng have encountered people who tried to get them to talk online about sex against their will.

According to a study by the Youth Research Unit (YRU) of the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) at the University of South Africa, “Almost a quarter (22.8 percent) were asked online to perform sexual acts.”

It says that "according to Prof Deon Tustin, online sexual grooming of children should be viewed as a distinct phenomenon impacting negatively on the day-to-day functioning of young people, families and communities."

To read the article titled, “31.4 percent of Gauteng kids have encountered paedophiles online: study,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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