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25 Jan 2020
'Just because a child is in their bedroom, it does not necessarily mean they are safe.' — Susie Hargreaves, chief executive of the Internet Watch Foundation. Children in bedrooms with a camera-enabled device and internet access are highly vulnerable...
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were:...
14 Nov 2019
The “Start to Talk” campaign was launched by the Council of Europe to fight against the abuse of children in sports. Sport is a good way to learn how to be resilient, how to cope with failures and how to be a team member, but it can create a...
11 Nov 2019
Julianna is not just one young girl, who was born to a bad place. Julianna is all the girls, who grew up without parental guidance and does not know anything about her health, her body and her rights. Violent people take advantage of Julianna, they...
10 Oct 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual abuse and sexual...
09 Oct 2019
At the beginning of October, Europol (European Police Office) introduced its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report on cybercrime. The report focuses on six main topics: cyber-dependent crime, payment fraud, the criminal...
24 Sep 2019
A former high school teacher wrote a very frank piece admitting inappropriate behavior at the start of his career (at the age of 24). The man described himself as a very laid-back teacher who welcomed the admiration of his students, eventually...
19 Sep 2019
According to data from 2018, every 5th child aged 7-12 in Hungary already registered to a social media page, and 23% of children aged 10-18 was victim of online bullying. Because not everyone can recognize that s/he was a victim of bullying, it is...
18 Sep 2019
Crimes involving the sexual grooming of children have been on the rise in recent years, according to the British police in Shropshire. From April 2018 until April of 2019, local law enforcement authorities investigated 70 percent more child sexual...
30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and professionals within...

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