Online sexual exploitation and abuse of children is the most sinister form of cybercrime. Efforts have been made to better protect children, but this report highlights the need for a global response to solve such a global problem.
More can be done to stop technology enabling abuse. The internet gives offenders unprecedented access to victims around the world, and new ways of exploiting children on a devastating scale. The numbers in this report speak for themselves:
To highlight online vulnerabilities and help protect children, we’ve worked with the WePROTECT Global Alliance to create the first Global Threat Assessment. The report draws on an international network of law enforcement, governments and non-governmental organisations to assess the threat of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
This will ensure countries and organisations have a consistent approach to identifying, managing and preventing this growing, persistent and historically unseen threat, globally.