AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – With kids spending more time at home, online, and unsupervised, the pandemic could be the reason officials are seeing a rise in child-related cybercrime.
We spoke to agents at the Georgia Cyber Center about this dangerous trend.
“Even with this unprecedented pandemic, we have remained laser focused on bringing these criminals to light, continuing to fight for the survivors left behind,” Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, said.
Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a new Georgia Bureau of Investigation unit called H.E.A.T for human exploitation and trafficking. News 12 reached out to the GBI to hear about new trends during the pandemic.