Children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites, the National Crime Agency said.
It said offenders were learning how young people communicated online and “using this knowledge to abuse them”.
In one week, authorities identified 345 vulnerable children and arrested 192 people, 30% involving streaming, blackmail and grooming.
Social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all allow some form of live capability, while there are also many pure live streaming services, including Periscope, Omegle, Liveme and Lively. (Read more)