Police warn children of online sex offenders
SEX offenders are targeting children by using fake profiles on Facebook.
Cheshire Police has received a number of reports of Facebook profiles, being created by offenders befriending children online and pretending to be a young person.
The perverts then send sexually explicit images through the messenger service.
Police are reminding young people to be sure that they know who they are making friends with on social media.
PC Helen Harrison said: “It is children who are seeing images and we are urging parents and carers to pay close attention to their child’s use of social media and provide them with advice and guidance to ensure they remain safe online.
“Sharing our personal lives with friends and loved ones on social media can be fun and rewarding.
“However, if we don’t pay attention to the security of our social media profiles, it allows strangers to also have the exact same access.
“This is a criminal offence and any such reported incidents will be fully investigated.”
If you have any information call police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.