The 2019 NSPCC annual report looking at levels of online activity and online child sex abuse recorded in the UK. Key findings include:
44% of 5-15 year olds own a smartphone
90% of 11-16 year olds said they had a social media account
Year on year increases were recorded in the numbers and rates of police-recorded online child sexual offences in England and Wales and Northern Ireland;
Increases in the number of URLs confirmed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as containing child sexual abuse imagery since 2015
the majority of parents, carers and members of the public agree that social networks should have a legal responsibility to keep children safe on their platforms.