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09 Jan 2020
The Home Office and the Microsoft launched a new tool which identifies and blocks child grooming conversations online with the help of artificial intelligence. This tool is part of the government’s work in the UK, to fight against child sexual...
27 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published their research with young people concerning their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10–18, which means it is not...
21 Nov 2019
Under the Council of Europe Project “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe)” two new reports introduces ways to respond to cybercrime against children and were published during a workshop on OCSEA which took place...
14 Nov 2019
Facebook (and Instagram) removed millions of posts between July and September because they break their hate speech and child exploitation guidelines: 11.6 million posts due to child sexual exploitation, 7 million for hate speech violations, 5.2 for...
29 Oct 2019
‘Sharing sexual images is a normalised aspect of dating for children and young people,’ concludes the eSafety Commissioner's (Australian Government Agency for Online Protection) Report. The full report focuses on the attitudes and motivations of...
07 Oct 2019
Certain words & phrases attract child predators. Parents can set the privacy settings on Facebook to 'extreme,' ensuring that posts are only seen by family and friends, and omitting hashtags. If, however, they decide to share, they should be...
02 Oct 2019
The 10th International Media Conference, organized by the International Children’s Safety Service, was held at the beginning of October in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The title and main topic was, ‘The Impact of the Media on Children and...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
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...

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