An internet watchdog has recorded a disturbing trend of an increasing number of pre-teens being coerced by adults to self-generate child sexual abuse content. UK-based Internet Watch Foundation has found that girls aged between 11 and 13 are targeted in most cases. The IWF takes down such content when reported. The group said that it acted against 37,112 cases of self-generated images and videos of child sex abuse online between January and November last year. It added that most were produced in domestic settings and “can include grooming and coercion by adults”.