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Fighting Child Abuse in the Cyberspace

Posted on 22-12-14
Written By: Anthea Turner

The rise of the cyberspace and use of social networking have resulted in further facilitation of both human communication and access to information. However, the cyberspace has also become a newfound haven for perpetrators, including offenders engaging in child abuse. Various forums and social networking sites are increasingly becoming a minefield for child abuse, ranging from bullying to more grievous offences such as child pornography. Being aware of this situation, legislators have already enacted various mechanisms that seek to fight such offences. Nevertheless, malefactors constantly seem to be finding alternative methods through which they achieve their aim. It is because of such flexibility and continuous evasion by perpetrators, that fighting child abuse in the cyberspace is a seemingly lost battle. 

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