26 May 2010 - 11:01am | posted by | 0 comments

Police raise abuse fears over Bebo and Facebook

Police raise abuse fears over Bebo and FacebookPolice raise abuse fears over Bebo and Facebook

The Association of Scottish Police Superintendents is to call for greater regulation of social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo, fearing that they pose a grave threat to communities because of online grooming and paedophilia.

The association also voices alarm over increases in e-crime which sees hundreds of millions of pounds lost in Scotland through a variety of scams involving banking fraud and identity theft.

A number of high profile cases have raised concern at the issue, particularly Operation Algebra which broke the worst child abuse network ever found in Scotland.

David O’Connor, the associations incoming president said: “On the internet it is very difficult to identify victims and even more difficult to identify suspects. Whilst we are trying to put measures in place to track these people down it is highly specialist, technical and resource intensive work.”

Internet providers, senior officers, search engines and government are urged to come together to discuss the problem and how to pay for its policing.
 

Don't miss out... Get your Social Media news by email

See all specialist newsletters

26 related companies from Profile Hub, The Drum's modern marketing directory:

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

East Coast – I Love Trains

22/09/2014
From 11-17 August East Coast Main Line are celebrating the...

Naming, Identity & Interior Design

22/09/2014
The Challenge To help two business partners with differing...

AVCA - The heart of African VC and PE

19/09/2014
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association...

BWP gets colourful with K3

18/09/2014
K3 approached BWP Group to help them design and build a...

dlc - Responsive website

17/09/2014
dlc is the UK’s leading, independent debt recovery firm,...