Latest Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center Stories

2011-03-16 14:20:00

International police led by a UK team report that they have shut down the largest Internet pedophile ring. According to a BBC report, the ring had 70,000 followers at its peak, leading to 4,000 intelligence reports being sent to police across 30 countries. There have been 670 suspects and 230 abused children identified as part of the operation. Detectives told BBC that 184 people have been arrested, and 121 of them were in the U.K. About 60 children have been protected in the U.K. Operation...

2009-08-04 15:50:00

A growing number of British teens are "sexting," exchanging explicit pictures of themselves via their mobile phones in a practice experts say may leave them vulnerable to cyberbullying and other forms of victimization. Sexting has also resulted in explicit images of children being posted on Web sites used by pedophiles without the knowledge of the sender, said Britain's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center (CEOP), a law enforcement agency associated with the British police. "We are...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.