Police warn of child live streaming risks

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Sex delinquents are increasingly utilizing live online streaming programmes to manipulate children, police have warned.

Children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites, the National Crime Agency said.

It said crimes were hearing how young people communicated online and “using this knowledge to abuse them”.

In one week, powers identified 345 susceptible children and arrested 192 parties, 30% committing streaming, intimidation and prepare.

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Social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all let some flesh of live capability, while there are also many unadulterated live streaming services, including Periscope, Omegle, Liveme and Lively.