Over 1.5 MILLION people have watched Predator In My Phone, with tens of thousands of comments calling for the government to put an end to child sexual grooming.
YOU can help make that happen.
When Parliament convenes on 6 March 2017, we humbly ask that you voice your support for laws against child sexual grooming.
We also ask that you show your support in public, by following these two simple steps:
1. Take a photo of yourself holding a phone with the MPs Against Predators poster
2. Upload it to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #MPsAgainstPredators
The Predator In My Phone team
Please take a photo of yourself holding a phone with the MPs Against Predators poster, and share it on social media.
In AUSTRALIA, a person is suspect of a grooming offence even if he/she is communicating with someone posing as a minor. Australian law distinguishes between “procurement” and “grooming” of a minor with the former imposing a penalty of 15 years, and 12 years for the latter.
In SINGAPORE, it is an offence if the person meets or travels to meet a minor, after communicating or meeting with the child on two or more occasions, with the intention to commit a relevant offence. The perpetrator must believe that the minor is not more than 16 years old.
In the UNITED KINGDOM, it is an offence to meet or travel to meet a minor with the intention of committing a relevant offence, after meeting or communicating on at least two occasions. To deter potential internet groomers, the punishment for sexual grooming was increased to 10 years.
In the PHILIPPINES, any person who promotes or facilitates the corruption of underage person to satisfy the lust of another will be punished by 6.5 to 12 years of jail time, and further disqualification if the person works for any governmental or public institution.
In CANADA, luring a minor (18 and below) online with the intention of committing a sexual offence can lead to 14 years of imprisonment. Also in 2005, the Supreme Court has eliminated the defence of “casual conversation with a child” if both parties have never met in real life.
In NEW ZEALAND, it is an offence to meet or travel to meet with the intention of committing a relevant offence. The person is liable for prosecution as long as they believe the “minor” to be under the age of 16, even if it is a fictitious young person who is actually a policeman.
In FRANCE, encouraging the corruption of minors can lead to five years of imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 Euros (RM343,000). The sanction can go up to seven years and a penalty of 100,000 Euros (RM457,000) if it occurs online or on school/administrative grounds.
In ICELAND, it is a crime to arrange to meet a child under 15 with the intention of having sexual activity with the child. The punishment ranges from one to 16 years of imprisonment, which may be reduced or waived if the perpetrator and the victim are of similar age or level of maturity.
In NETHERLANDS, a person who induces anyone he or she believes to be under the age of sixteen to witness sexual acts, or communicates with the intention to engage in lewd acts, will be liable to imprisonment not more than two years or a fine.