From a very young age, children navigate the online space to learn, to connect with their friends, and to play. Overall, the Internet is an amazing space to discover the world and have fun.
However, it is also a highly unregulated space where harmful content and behaviours can enormously affect the lives of children. The #ChildSafetyOn campaign wants to make sure that children can navigate the digital world empowered and safe from the increasing risks of sexual abuse and exploitation.
People have signed the petition in support of the legislation protecting children online
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A New law proposed to protect children
Keeping young people safe online
In 2021 alone, an estimated 85 million images and videos of child sexual abuse were reported worldwide. It is sickening, and it needs to stop.
New EU legislation has just been proposed to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation. This should mean the tech sector finally takes responsibility and uses the tools at their disposal to combat child exploitation.
But we need you to get behind these new laws. We need the lawmakers and tech companies to know just how much this matters to us.
EU policymakers share a responsibility to protect children online! We call on you to use your power to commit to ensure child safety online. It is time to act decisively and end online childhood sexual abuse! Below you can find a toolbox of materials that can help you better understand the European Commission proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online:
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the proposed Regulation to fight Child Sexual Abuse and the technology that is deployed to detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Here are facts.
This legislation makes it mandatory for service providers to report child sexual abuse online on their platforms and to alert the authorities, so that predators can be brought to justice.
LEARN FACTS ABOUT THE LAWS
Some groups are intentionally misleading you about what these proposed laws mean for Europe.
Share these facts below to help us spread the truth.
“Of course data protection and the privacy of Internet users is important, but data protection must not become the protection of abusers. I signed the petition for better child protection in Europe and so should you and I am not saying this as an MEP but as a mother of two children. Because every abused child is one too many”
Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
“Upholding and protecting children's rights online as well as offline is essential to the well-being of our societies”
Vice-President for Democracy and Demography