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E-Safety - New statistics from the NSPCC

The internet was used in more than 3,000 sex crimes against children in England and Wales over the past year, according to the NSPCC. The youngest victim was a one-year-old infant.

The figures revealed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) on Tuesday include sexual assaults, grooming victims before meeting them, inciting children to take part in a sex act, and over 100 rapes during 2015 and 2016.

Most of the victims (535) were 13-year-olds, though 272 were under the age of 10. The youngest was a one-year-old baby, although it was not clear how it was targeted.

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