With more and more children engaging in activities on the internet, online platforms have become a vital part of their lives. It has never been more urgent to ensure that children have safe spaces to learn, socialise, and play online. Disrupting Harm research gathered evidence from 13 countries on the context, threats, and children’s perspectives of online child sexual exploitation and abuse. Through the testimonies of frontline workers and researchers, it exposes the long-lasting impact on the lives of children.
Since 2020, there have been discussions across the European Union about legislating online service providers, such as social media and online messaging companies, to detect, report, and remove child sexual abuse material and any form of child sexual abuse from their online platforms. In May 2022, the European Commission presented a proposal to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse Online — click here to read our summary.
ECPAT members and other child rights organisations across the European Union are combining efforts to ensure that the European Commission Proposal will pass so that children can be safe from abuse and exploitation online. Sign the petition to end child sexual abuse online!
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ECPAT Polls EU Citizens on their views on Child Safety Online
ECPAT and the #ChildSafetyON coalition in Brussels demanding action to protect children online
ECLAG applauds progress to advance Child Safety Online in the EU
ECPAT supports the launch of Suojellaan Lapsia – ChildProtect Finland “German Speaking CSAM users on the Dark Web” Report
ECLAG launches new webpage on ChildSafetyON website
ECPAT invites you to join ECLAG high-level panel event on how to fight child sexual abuse online effectively
ECPAT supports “The Internet is not Safe for Kids” Petition
ECPAT denounces IMCO’s draft opinion on the European Commission’s Child Sexual Abuse Regulation Proposal
ECPAT, together with 14 child rights organisations, launches the “Right in Front of Us #ChildSafetyON” Campaign
ECPAT signs the ECLAG Open Letter to the European Union — “We must make the Internet a Safe Place for Children”
ECPAT comments on the European Commission’s Proposal to Combat Child Sexual Abuse in the EU
ECPAT, together with 14 child rights organisationsm, launches the #ChildSafetyOnlineNow campaign
ECPAT recommendations to revise the EU Directive on combatting sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children
ECPAT supports the European Commission’s proposal as a critical step toward better protection of children’s rights
ECPAT and Defence for Children – ECPAT Natherlands reveals finding of public polling in 8 EU Member States
Be part of the #ChildSafetyON movement and support our campaign to call on politicians, online service providers, and tech companies to take responsibility in the creation of a better digital world, one where all children will feel empowered and safe from the increasing risks of sexual abuse and exploitation.
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