Thursday, May 30, 2024

Little Kids Added To Malicious WhatsApp Groups

Children as young as nine have been added to malicious WhatsApp groups promoting self-harm, sexual violence and racism.

Thousands of parents with children at schools across Tyneside have been sent a warning issued by Northumbria Police.

According to reports, One parent said her 12-year-old daughter had viewed sexual images, racism and swearing that no child should be seeing.

Read Also: Whatsapp Files Complaint In New Delhi for Privacy Breach Rules.

WhatsApp owner, Meta said all users has options to control who can add them to groups and the ability to block and report unknown numbers.

It comes after the minimum age for WhatsApp users in the UK and Europe was reduced from 16 to 13.

The government said it had not received notice of the change in advance.

Northumbria Police said it was investigating a report of malicious communications involving inappropriate content aimed at young people.

The spokesperson encouraged people to take an interest in their children’s use of social media and report any concerns to police.

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