David Warcup said that children are at risk of being exploited by paedophiles on the internet unless their parents are more aware of what they are doing.
He has issued his warning following the release of the States police’s half-yearly figures, which show that child abuse referrals have increased by 260 per cent in two years.
The figures recently released by the States police show an increase of 65 child abuse referrals in 2007 to 234 for the first six months of this year.
The referrals relate to the physical and sexual abuse of minors and child neglect.
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