The National Crime Squad announced today that it is working with the FBI, the Canadian Mounties and the Australian Federal Police to set up what they call “patrols” on the internet.
Officers will actively monitor chat rooms used by children where they think paedophiles are likely to be.
A logo will come up in the corner of the screen to show that the police are present – the National Crime Squad quite liked the idea of a flashing blue light – and they may even join in the conversation. —Stuart Tendler
—Q&A: Cyber cops for children’s chat rooms (Times Online)