Lockdown sexting rates rocket – but is it grooming?

As schools closed during the coronavirus lockdown, disturbing headlines emerged: 300,000 UK paedophiles were potentially ready to exploit the disruption to target children. With millions of kids at home, bored and often glued to their mobiles and tablets, it seemed reasonable to fear an increase in online grooming. But is it happening? The 300,000 figure…

Economic effects

This is one of a series of personal blogs I’ve written about coronavirus. They are not a pieces of journalism, and are not like the investigative work I do for major publishers. They are my personal reflections, in attempt to make sense of the situation. I am, effectively, a small business dealing with coronavirus. I’m…

“Panic” buying

This is one of a series of personal blogs I’ve written about coronavirus. They are not a pieces of journalism, and are not like the investigative work I do for major publishers. They are my personal reflections, in attempt to make sense of the situation. Visiting the supermarket has become a bleak, tense experiment in…