Category Archives: Child Protection&Online Safety

Online child sexual exploitation reports in Australia have surged under coronavirus lockdown, AFP say

Public tipoffs about online child sexual exploitation material have surged during the coronavirus pandemic, prompting the authorities to warn that, statistically, every Australian would know an abuser.

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Why we must act to protect children online by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden

Children who have suffered abuse, who were robbed of their childhood and instead carry guilt and shame … children who are at risk of future atrocities … it is for all these children that we are here today.

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OSCE: Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: a comprehensive analysis of technology tools

The publication takes stock of technology tools and initiatives developed to combat trafficking in human beings in its different forms in the OSCE area and beyond. It also examines the ways technology can be misused to facilitate trafficking in human beings.

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A $5 Billion Proposal to Fight Online Child Sexual Abuse

Lawmakers in Washington, after years of inattention, have identified child sexual abuse imagery and exploitation on the internet as an urgent problem. But as new legislation demonstrates, there are differing approaches to fighting a surge of the illegal activity, which tech companies are detecting in record numbers.

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‘Terrifying escalation’ in battle to keep children safe online as new figures reveal 300,000 people in the UK could pose sexual threat to children

The IWF says new figures claiming at least 300,000 people in the UK pose a sexual threat to children is a “terrifying escalation” in the battle to keep children safe online.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has today (3 March) revealed it believes there are a minimum of 300,000 individuals in the UK posing a sexual threat to children, either through physical “contact” abuse or online.
https://www.iwf.org.uk/news/‘terrifying-escalation’-battle-to-keep-children-safe-online-as-new-figures-reveal-300-000