Internet child porn increasing

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Internet child porn increasing

The amount of child pornography on the internet is increasing, a UN expert said yesterday, despite international efforts to curb it.

There are now more than four million websites worldwide showing images of children being sexually exploited, said Najat M’jid Maalla, the UN investigator on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. She estimated that between 10,000 and 100,000 children are victims, AP reports.

“The number of images showing serious exploitation quadrupled between 2003 and 2007, showing abject images of brutal rape, bondage, oral sex and other forms of debasement,” Maalla said, adding that more than 750,000 people are using child porn sites at any one time. New images are appearing at the rate of 200 a day.

Internet chat rooms have become the main method for child abusers to recruit children, she said.

Maalla said that more international cooperation was required, and that countries should share information in order to block such sites more quickly.