Do you know what your 11-year-old is doing?

Recent court cases of underage sex and abuse highlight issue of kids' easy access to Internet

At 12, Kelly (not her real name) was exchanging nude photos with a man on her mobile phone and texting him about hugging, kissing and masturbation.

She met the 20-year-old man on Instagram and, during their first online conversation, he asked her to be his girlfriend. She agreed.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Do you know what your 11-year-old is doing?'. Print Edition | Subscribe