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Kik messaging app is haven for paedophiles, says police chief

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

KIK, the popular messaging app, is prone to abuse by paedophiles, a senior police chief has warned after the number of child abuse reports relating to the service quadrupled in in the past two and a half years.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the child protection lead for the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), said "children are at risk" on the app.

The number of referrals police have received relating to the app for child abuse images and grooming has surged from a monthly averag...