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Children as victims in internet sex crimes; latest on US elections

2020-11-24

Children as victims in internet sex crimes; latest on US elections

2020-11-24
On Tuesday’s Backchat, children as victims in internet sex crimes; and the latest on US elections and Donald Trump's legal actions.

The number of cases involving young people blackmailed by online strangers using nude photos or videos has increased sharply in the last year. Many of the victims are males. Child pornography cases resulting from internet 'grooming' are also on the rise.

Police believed the surge was due to closure of schools during pandemic when students were stuck at home and made friends on the internet.

How can authorities better protect young people online? Are the perpetrators getting caught?



From 9-930 am, we’ll be discussing the latest on US elections and President Trump’s effort to contest the election results. - how successful have his efforts been so far, did he really win, is he a national embarrassment?



8:30am-9:00am children as victims in internet sex crimes
Michael Gazeley, Managing Director at Network Box Corporation Limited
Mervyn Cheung, Convenor of HK Education Policy Concern Group

9:00am-9:30am Latest on US elections

Dan van Hoy, member,Republicans Abroad Hong Kong
Andrew Blasi, Director with Crowell and Moring International, a leading global government affairs, public policy, and public relations firm, where he advises business executives across Asia as they engage with the United States Government.



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