A CHARITY is looking for young disabled people in Edinburgh to take part in an internet chatroom project.
SCOTS youngsters are the most likely in the country to meet up with someone they are introduced to on the internet during the school holidays, a new survey has found.
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THE internet giant Yahoo has closed all its user-created chat rooms amid concerns that adults were using them to try to contact children for sexual purposes.
A MURDERED schoolgirl may have been held hostage for six days by a stalker she met in an internet chatroom before being stabbed to death, police said yesterday.
A JUDGE warned of the dangers of online chatrooms yesterday as he jailed an internet predator for ten years.
A MAJOR new campaign warning parents of the danger of internet paedophiles was launched today after figures showed more than 50 per cent of children were allowed to surf the web unsupervised.
A 35-YEAR-OLD police constable looking for a "last fling" before his marriage abducted and indecently assaulted a 15-year-old girl he met in an internet chat-room, it was alleged in court yesterday.
SUICIDE pacts arranged over the internet could become more common, experts warned today.
A MAN who exposed himself to a schoolgirl via a webcam could face a jail sentence in the first case of its kind in Scotland.
POLICE are to monitor conversations on internet chatrooms in a bid to prevent paedophiles from grooming victims on the web.
A PAEDOPHILE molested a 13-year-old girl after grooming her on an internet chatroom intended for teenagers.
THE dangers of internet chatrooms are starkly demonstrated today by the case of Guy Evans, a 34-year-old Scottish Gas worker who "met" a 13-year-old girl online and then picked her up in Musselburgh, drove her to a lay-by on the A1 and sexually assaulted her.
A BRITISH beautician and mother has been voted the world’s top female inventor after coming up with a device to control children’s access to computer chatrooms.
A TEENAGE boy posed as a spy in an internet chatroom to persuade a friend to kill him in an "extraordinary suicide attempt", a court was told yesterday.
THE Scottish Executive was today accused of dragging its heels on moves to outlaw the "grooming" of children by paedophiles over the internet.
SCOTTISH police have investigated 24 cases of internet grooming of young girls in the past year but been powerless to prosecute all but a ‘handful’ of the paedophiles involved, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.
A FORMER US marine faced likely extradition to the United States and a possible 30 year jail sentence last night after he pleaded guilty to abducting a 12-year-old British schoolgirl he courted on the internet.
AN ADVERTISING campaign was launched yesterday to warn children and parents about the potential dangers posed by internet chatrooms.
A TEENAGE girl has disappeared after apparently arranging to meet someone through an internet chatroom.
TEACHERS, the police and computer experts were meeting today for the first time to find ways of helping youngsters understand the dangers of the internet.
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