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ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union
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ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union

PRESS RELEASE: 18 November 2022  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union — “We must make the Internet a Safe Place for Children”  BANGKOK—Every single day, children’s rights to protection from sexual abuse and exploitation online are violated. An overwhelming 85 million images…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   South Africa, 4 November 2022 BREAKING—New report shows that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may make children vulnerable to online sexual exploitation and abuse in South Africa Country Overview The ground-breaking Disrupting Harm in South Africa report found that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may increase children’s vulnerability to…

PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article
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PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article

Vast Human Trafficking Knowledge Vault Hits New Educational Content Landmark By: PBJ Learning AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 6, 2022 – PRLog — PBJ Learning is proud to announce the release of their 2000th Knowledge Vault article. These curated and catalogued educational articles can be accessed by anyone on the internet for everyone to use as a research tool to learn about…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Cambodia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Cambodia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   Cambodia, 30 September 2022 BREAKING—New report estimates at least 11% of children in Cambodia were subjected to online sexual abuse and exploitation in the past year alone. Country Overview The ground-breaking Disrupting Harm in Cambodia report found that 11% of internet-using children aged 12-17 had experienced clear examples of online sexual exploitation and…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Malaysia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Malaysia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   Malaysia, 29 September 2022 BREAKING—New report estimates that an estimated 100,000 children were subjected to online sexual exploitation and abuse in Malaysia. Country Overview The ground-breaking Disrupting Harm in Malaysia research found that 4% of internet-using children aged 12-17 had experienced clear instances of online sexual exploitation and abuse in the year prior…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Indonesia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Indonesia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   Indonesia, 29 September 2022 BREAKING—Children in Indonesia are not reporting online child sexual exploitation and abuse. More than 80% of the frontline workers surveyed believed that the discomfort around discussing sex and the stigma from the community discourage reporting. Country Overview A new report released today by ECPAT, INTERPOL, and UNICEF Office of…

The Hidden Abuse Behind Those Spam Texts You're Getting – Slate Magazine
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The Hidden Abuse Behind Those Spam Texts You're Getting – Slate Magazine

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

ECPAT comments on the European Commission’s Proposal to Combat Child Sexual Abuse in the EU
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ECPAT comments on the European Commission’s Proposal to Combat Child Sexual Abuse in the EU

Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) and more 12 September 2022 — ECPAT International, together with ECPAT members in the EU, submitted today its comment on the European Commission’s proposal to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse online in the EU. We call on the EU to take bold steps to ensure child safety online.  ECPAT welcomes the changes…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Namibia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for Namibia on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   Namibia, 12 September 2022  BREAKING—New report shows children in Namibia are afraid to report experiences of online sexual abuse. Country Overview The ground-breaking Disrupting Harm in Namibia research estimates that at least 20,000 children* experienced clear examples of online sexual exploitation and abuse in the last year alone. This included blackmailing children to…

ECPAT welcomes European Commission’s proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse
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ECPAT welcomes European Commission’s proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse

A much needed step to ensure child safety online 11 May – With the publication of a proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse, alongside the new European Strategy for a Better Internet for Kids, the European Union sends a clear message to EU citizens and across the world: children’s rights need to be…