Category Archives: Child Protection&Online Safety

Stopping hate speech online: Europol coordinates first Europe-wide action day

[news release] In the first of its kind, Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre coordinated a Europe-wide joint action day to target racist and xenophobic hate speech on the internet. The operation, led by Germany, took place in Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. 

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Calls to UK’s online child sexual abuse watchdog up 45% in September

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A hotline for reporting suspected child abuse material online had a record month in September, with calls increasing 45%, driven by the shift to working from home and more time spent online, an internet watchdog has said.

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Social media is the new frontier for gendered violence, as biggest ever global study of girls’ experiences online reveals endemic abuse and harassment

Girls and young women worldwide are demanding social media companies take urgent action to protect them, as a landmark survey has revealed universal and shocking accounts of escalating online violence.

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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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