Australia - Parents warned of paedophiles on online social network

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    marlywings Former Member

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    August 31, 2013

    POLICE have warned parents about a new online social network that has been infiltrated by paedophiles preying on Victorian children.
    The Canadian-based Kik messaging service has 80 million users worldwide and is popular with young people as a way of sending free texts, photos and videos.

    But child sex offenders have been quick to realise its potential and Victoria Police investigating on-line child abuse said it was now the platform causing the most concern.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/la...e-social-network/story-fni0fee2-1226708220866
     
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    About Cybersmart

    Designed to support and encourage participation in the digital economy by providing information and education which empowers children to be safe online.

    Cybersmart is a national cybersafety and cybersecurity education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as part of the Australian Government's commitment to cybersafety. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of its target audiences of children, young people, parents, teachers and library staff.

    http://cybersmart.gov.au/About Cybersmart.aspx
     
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    Parents warned as more and more children get tricked into sharing their photos with online predators #9NEWSat6

    Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane)
    3/09/13 5:10 PM

    There is no link to a MSM article. I wonder if they will report about 'Kik'?

    I just searched Kik on twitter and it is unimaginable.
     
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    What is Kik? Tia
     
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    Kik is from Marlywings post.
     

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