‘Online child porn traffic rises by 95%‘-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
Online child pornography traffic after the lockdown in the country has gone up by 95% with online data monitoring websites showing an increase in demand for searches for child pornographic content.
Traffic from India increased by 95% as compared to average traffic before the lockdown.
The spike in consumption indicates millions of paedophiles, child rapists and child pornography addicts have migrated online, making the Internet extremely unsafe for children. Without stringent action, this could result in a drastic rise in sexual crimes against children.
Also, as children spend more time online during the lockdown, international agencies like Europol, the United Nations and ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) have reported that paedophiles and child pornography addicts have increased activity to target children online to ‘groom’ them befriending them on social media, building an emotional connection and luring them to perform sexual activities through photos and videos.