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Aged 10, he was found on Fortnite and groomed on Snapchat, and he’s not alone – Sydney Morning Herald

When Lucy grabbed the iPad from her 10 year-old son she saw explicit images arriving on Snapchat in real time. Her experience is in keeping with research showing…

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At the time the grooming moved to image sending on Snapchat, he had had an account on the platform for four days.
Research to be released on Monday by the University of New South Wales associate professor of criminology, Michael Salter, and Dr Tim Wong of the Gendered Violence Research Network, will reveal this scenario is far from unusual as online predators ramp up and diversify their activity since children have become accustomed to spending far more time online in the pandemic.
Reports of blackmail,…

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