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For example, conversations or sexually exploitative images are easily stored and removed from digital devices such as cameras, cellular phones, music players and game consoles; all of which are likely to go undetected (Denis, 2007).

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In 2002, the Canadian was amended to include new offences that would help combat the luring of individuals under the age of 18, by making it "illegal to communicate with children over the Internet for the purpose of committing a sexual offence" (Department of Justice, 2002).

Accordingly, police services across Canada began collecting and reporting child luring incidents that come to their attention under this new legislative amendment.

The remaining quarter of child luring incidents involved one or more additional criminal violations such as the production or distribution of child pornography; sexual assault (level 1); indecent acts; or sex crimes categorized as 'other sexual offences'.

That most incidents of child luring reported to police involve a single violation may be related to the fact that an accused was not identified in a majority of these incidents (, about 4 in 10 police-reported incidents involving child luring were cleared by charge or cleared otherwise during 20).

According to the Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS), a nationally representative survey conducted in 2005, one in three Internet users aged 10 to 17 was exposed to unwanted sexual material; one in seven received unwanted sexual solicitations and one in eleven had been the recipient of threats or offensive behaviour over the past year (Wolak, Mitchell, and Finkelhor, 2006).

Moreover, some of these online victimizations appear to be on the rise in the research, to be a growing number of children and youth exposed to exploitive and threatening material, few of these incidents are reported to the authorities.

Child luring cases where there is no accused tend to involve a single charge, while multiple violations were more common among incidents where an accused was identified.

More specifically, just over half (51%) of incidents where an accused was identified Pornographic images of children are shared by pedophiles via the Internet every day, according to the Kids Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA), a Canadian organization that has been fighting cybercrime since 2005 (Fournier, 2008).

For example, less than 10% of American children and youth sexually solicited over the Internet in 2005 reported the incident to law enforcement authorities, Internet service providers, or some other authority; reporting was even less likely for unwanted exposure to sexual material (Wolak , 2006).

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