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Pervert panic prompts pic phone bathing ban

Pervert panic prompts pic phone bathing ban

By John Leyden

Posted: 07/03/2003 at 15:51 GMT

Fears that picture phones could be used by perverts to take pictures of half-dressed youngsters have prompted UK councils to ban the use of the technology at swimming baths and other public sports facilities.

Although there's no firm evidence that paedophiles have latched onto picture messaging phones (or come to that any evidence), council sports chiefs are still wary of the possibility. Councils throughout the country are therefore updating existing policies to tackle the issue, before it becomes a problem.