Every second, at least 2 images or videos of child sexual abuse are shared online.
That’s why the #ChildSafetyON, supported by the ECLAG coalition, calls for laws and policies to protect our children online!
We cannot wait any longer! EU policymakers must act decisively to end online child sexual abuse once and for all.
Together, we can shape a better world for our children online!
Online service providers, such as social media platforms, must include prevention measures on their platforms. They must use the specific technologies that are built for the targeted detection and removal of child sexual abuse content from the Internet, while respecting privacy of all users, including children.
Victims of online child sexual abuse not only suffer ‘hands-on’ abuse but continue to suffer each time CSAM is distributed or viewed. If no action is taken to remove these images and videos, there is no closure for victims who have to live with the trauma of having the worst moments of their lives continuously circulating on the internet and the fear of being recognised from the material recirculating online.
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Child Safety Online is possible!
No one solution will solve this complex issue. Other preventative measures are vital to end child sexual abuse! We support:
Awareness-raising activities to support and provide parents and children with the right knowledge to be aware and recognise the online risks and what to do when encountering it.
Education for children, parents and relevant caregivers such as teachers on online safety.
Peer-to-peer support groups for children to reach out to safe and supporting groups on how to handle a potential risk online.
Any other evidence-based prevention measures.
Preventative measures should not exclude children from online spaces!
Children have the right to benefit from the Internet in a safe manner. They must be empowered as digital citizens. When these measures don’t work, online service providers must use the technologies available to detect, report, and remove any form of child sexual abuse online, including grooming.
We look forward to working with all interested parties, to share our expertise, and create a safe world for children online. A coordinated response against online threats to children is the only way to turn the tide on child sexual exploitation and abuse online.