Child abuse: Warning of siblings being groomed online 

  • Criminals and paedophiles are trying to groom and exploit young siblings as part of an emerging trend of online sexual abuse, experts have warned. 
  • The Internet Watch Foundation said victims ranged from 3-16 years, with some groomed to copy adult pornography. 
  • It found 511 examples involving siblings between September and December – roughly one in 30 instances of all “self-generated content” in that time. 
  • Campaigners say live streaming services need to do more to protect children. 
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    YouTube drug-taking, sweary rap ad banned in UK 

    • An advert for a single by rapper Bamby H2O, which featured illegal drug use was “irresponsible” and must not appear again, the Advertising Standards Authority has said. 
    • The video, posted on YouTube, used expletives “likely to seriously offend” and was “gratuitous and objectified women”, the ASA said. 
    • According to YouTube, it removed the ad before the ASA ruling. 
    • Bamby H2O did not respond to the ASA or the BBC. 
    • In a statement, YouTube told the BBC: “YouTube ads should be safe and relevant, and we have strict policies against inappropriate, adult and dangerous content that we enforce vigorously.”
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    Doncaster school in emergency shut down by Ofsted over ‘safeguarding concerns’

    • Fullerton House in Denaby has had its education licence suspended by education watchdog Ofsted with immediate effect while an investigation is carried out. 
    • A spokesman for Ofsted confirmed that the school in Denaby Main had been ordered to stop childcare and said: “We can confirm that we have suspended the registration of Fullerton House School children’s home due to safeguarding concerns [but] cannot provide any further details while investigations are being carried out.”
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    Teenager stabs intruders with sword  

    • A teenage county lines drug-runner who used a sword to kill a Birmingham teenager has been locked up for ten years. 
    • The 17-year-old – who cannot be named – was found guilty last week of the manslaughter of Nasir Patrice, also 17. 
    • Jurors cleared the boy, from Lewisham, south London, of murder but also convicted him of perverting the course of justice and wounding a second victim, who suffered a collapsed lung and spent five days in the hospital. 
    • Mr Justice Turner accepted the youth had not struck the first blow when intruders linked to the Birmingham-based gang stormed a flat where the defendant was, containing cash and drugs including heroin.  
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    Ex-teacher who groomed girl locked up for three years 

    • A man, aged 38, who is a former teacher admitted having sexual activity with the teenager after she made contact with West Midlands Police having discussed the grooming with a family friend. 
    • The teenager explained to officers that she believed she had entered into a marriage with Hussain after an over-the-phone ceremony. 
    • The girl had been given that phone, plus a bracelet, as birthday gifts by the offender. 
    • Detectives found 2,244 message exchanges between him and the girl, many of which were explicit, all sent over a five-week period in 2018.
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