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Barnardo's welcomes Government commitment to ramp up efforts to tackle online child sexual abuse

Release Date: 03 Sep 2018

Today the Home Secretary Sajid Javid outlined ways the Government will be stepping up efforts to tackle online child sexual abuse and catch predators. Speaking after the speech in central London, Barnardo's Chief Executive Javed Khan welcomed the move.

Barnardo’s Chief Executve, Javed Khan said:

We welcome the Home Secretary's commitment to do everything in his power to tackle online child sexual exploitation.

We know through our specialist services how abusers destroy children's lives and much more needs to be done to protect them.

The problem is urgent, and internet companies have the resources and technical expertise to tackle this appalling crime. They need to go much further and much faster than they have done to date.

Barnardo’s wants to see legislation introduced urgently that protects children from online harm - any delay could put future generations of children in danger.

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