((((no wonder the priests are hating on apps and tech so consistently...)))))
"Actions of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre and preventative campaigns regarding the use of the internet, social networking etc is resulting in more complaints which are being followed up rigorously."
He added that "improved technology is providing evidence of internet offences" for example of offences of child sex abuse.
It has also emerged that a significant number of people on the Sex Offenders Register in Wales failed to comply with the requirements of the register.
This includes not notifying of a change of address, going abroad and not returning, failing to register on release from prison within required period and use of the internet in breach of court condition.
The Acpo spokesman added: "Part of the reason for the increase in 'failures to comply' is due to a zero tolerance approach and better links between police, prison and probation services which allows 'failures to comply' to be identified very quickly and actioned on."