Looking for data related to social media and inappropriate messages sent to 16 year olds and under

Natasia Middleton made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police

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Natasia Middleton

Dear North Yorkshire Police,

I'm a journalist from Global Radio, working for Capital FM, Heart FM and Smooth Radio in Yorkshire/North East

I'm looking for data related to social media and inappropriate messages sent to 16 year olds and under. Here is the information I'm after:

1) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude snapchats from 1st September 2011 to August 31st 2012?

2) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude snapchats from 1st September 2012 to August 31st 2013?

3) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude snapchats from 1st September 2013 to August 31st 2014?

4 )How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude snapchats from 1st September 2014 to August 31st 2015?

5) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude snapchats from 1st September 2015 to July 14th 2016?

6) What ages were the children who received nude or naked snapchats from 1st September 2011 to August 31st 2012?

7) What ages were the children who received nude or naked snapchats from 1st September 2012 to August 31st 2013?

9) What ages were the children who received nude or naked snapchats from 1st September 2013 to August 31st 2014?

10) What ages were the children who received nude or naked snapchats from 1st September 2014 to August 31st 2015?

11) What ages were the children who received nude or naked snapchats from 1st September 2015 to July 14th 2016?

12) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude photos on social media ( including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp) from 1st September 2011 to August 31st 2012?

13) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude photos on social media ( including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp) from 1st September 2012 to August 31st 2013?

14) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude photos on social media ( including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp) from 1st September 2013 to August 31st 2014?

15) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude photos on social media ( including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp) from1st September 2014 to August 31st 2015?

16) How many reports to the force have there been of 16 year olds and under receiving naked or nude photos on social media ( including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp) from 1st September 2015 to July 14th 2016?

If I could please receive the response by email that'd be great. [email address]

Yours faithfully,

Natasia Middleton

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

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I write in connection with your request for information which was received by North Yorkshire Police on 14th July 2016, as detailed below.
Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).
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Fryar, Liz, North Yorkshire Police

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Good afternoon,

I have looked at your request for information, and unfortunately must advise that we cannot answer your request in full due to its broad nature. To ascertain how many reports had been made to North Yorkshire Police regarding naked snapchats, we would have to manually read through all incident and crime reports in the years requested to see if they were relevant to your request. This would far exceed the cost threshold allowed under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

We could however carry out free-text searches on specific words within the incident summary fields. Please let me know if you would like to pursue this option.

Kind Regards

Liz

Liz Fryar
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North Yorkshire Police

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Natasia Middleton

Dear Fryar, Liz,

Thank you very much for getting back to me.

Could you search 'Snapchat' ? Would that be possible.

I see you are not in till tomorrow, if you want to give me a call my number is 01133085150

thank you

Yours sincerely,

Natasia Middleton

Fryar, Liz, North Yorkshire Police

I am out of the office until Tuesday 2 August 2016 and will respond to all emails upon my return.

In my absence, please forward any urgent emails or information regarding FOI to [North Yorkshire Police request email].

Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kind Regards

Liz

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Fryar, Liz, North Yorkshire Police

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Hi Natasia,

We would be able to do a keyword search on 'snapchat' if we have a bit more clarification - please can you therefore confirm that you wish to know how many incidents have been reported to North Yorkshire Police between 1 September 2011 and 14 July 2016 containing the word snapchat in the incident summary field?

Kind Regards

Liz

Liz Fryar
Collar Number 4437
Legal Officer – Civil Disclosure
Joint Corporate Legal Services
North Yorkshire Police

Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number. If using my collar number please state each number individually.

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Natasia Middleton

Dear Fryar, Liz,

That would be great Liz. If you could find out how many incidents have been reported to the force containing the word Snapchat.

thank you

Yours sincerely,

Natasia Middleton

Bates, Robert, North Yorkshire Police

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Good afternoon,

Please find attached North Yorkshire Police's response to your Freedom of Information request referenced 406.2016-17.

Kind regards,

Robert Bates
Collar Number 5480
Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure)
North Yorkshire Police

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