Nearly 98,000 cases of child abuse through cyberspace have been reported so far in 2023, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Police Children and Women’s Bureau, Renuka Jayasundara said.
DIG Jayasundara said that this was a reduction from the 146,000 child abuse cases reported in 2022.
Addressing the media today (19), she said that the cases are tracked through its system identified as ‘International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children’.
DIG Jayasundara said the database can track and share information with relevant firms on the spread of explicit videos and content related to sexual abuse on various social media platforms.
Apart from sharing such information with foreign countries, Sri Lanka too has received such tip-offs from other nations, helping tackle child abuse incidents, she added.