Scottish schoolgirls forced into net porn by boyfriends

March 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Facebook London, Mar 8 (ANI): Delegates at a top-level conference on Internet security have been warned that Scottish schoolgirls are being forced by their boyfriends to pose for “Lolita-style” photographs, which circulate as child pornography on the net.

The one-day seminar in Stirling was told that girls as young as 12 were taking topless pictures of themselves and inadvertently fuelling Internet demand for paedophile pornography.

Detective Chief Inspector Gordon Dawson, who headed Central Scotland Police’s Operation Defender, an inquiry that identified more than 200 online paedophiles, described the internet as a “huge risk” for children.

He said distribution of images often began with a girl sending a risque picture to her boyfriend over her mobile phone.

“Boys ask their girlfriend to take a picture of themselves with no top on, or he’ll dump her. She does it to stay with him, but inevitably they split up,” the Scotsman quoted him as saying.

“Then he’s sending it round his friends over Bluetooth and eventually it’s seen by everyone in the school,” he said.

To double the danger, he warned, the web had given the playground bully broadband access to every child’s home.

“It used to be when you left school, you wouldn’t see the bullies again until the next day,” Dawson told the conference, attended by parents, professionals, voluntary workers, carers, teachers, social workers and council officials.

“Bullies can now text them, be on their Facebook page being abusive, or contact them on MSN. They can’t escape it,” he added. (ANI)

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