Sex delinquents are grooming children around Instagram more than on any other online pulpit, a charity has found.
Police in England and Wales recorded 1,944 the incidence of sexual communication with children in the six months to September 2018, the NSPCC said.
Instagram was used in 32% of the 1,317 cases where a method was recorded, Facebook in 23% and Snapchat in 14%.
Instagram and Facebook indicates that they “aggressively” fought grooming, while Snapchat said it was “unacceptable”.
Following pressure from campaigners, sexual communications with a child became an offence in April 2017.