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Smartphones make access to child porn easy

A West Cork Judge has warned of the dangers and journeys into “the dark side of human behaviour”, through the access of child pornography content on smartphones. Judge James McNulty made his comments as he convicted a Martin Hayes, aged 37, from Clonakilty, Co Cork for possession of child pornographic images discovered by authorities on his iPhone. Judge McNulty also issued a stern warning to those tempted to access such content, noting that the societal implications of a conviction were far worse than a prison sentence.

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Beware “Cyber Flashers” are using AirDrop to send sexualised images to unsuspecting iPhone users – including children

Walking with your family through the crowded streets this December, you are all taking in the incredible festive atmosphere of Christmas, the shops and markets, enjoying the beautiful aroma of freshly cooked food for sale, the glow of the lights and smile on people’s faces passing by. You might all pause to laugh, as your child’s device suddenly starts to play “Here comes Santa Clause” the chosen festive notification alert. Suddenly your attention is drawn to the look of horror on your child face, as they unlock their phone only to discover someone has Air Dropped an image of a naked man with an erect penis to their phone.Fear and anger quickly envelops you as you look around at the many faces passing. The dark realisation that somebody in this festive crowd, has just exposed themselves to your child and is probably looking at you right now, to see your reaction and that of your child’s. The child has just become a victim of "Cyber Flashing"