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New research reveals insights into the platforms used for CSA

February 26, 2024
Tech Coalition

New research by the Helsinki-based child rights NGO, Protect Children, reveals insights into the platforms used by online child sexual abuse offenders. The research surveyed over 30,000 active online child sexual abuse material offenders and uncovers significant information to tackle the proliferation of online child sexual abuse and exploitation. The research was conducted with the support of the Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund.

“The accessibility of child sexual abuse material on mainstream platforms is a wake-up call for urgent action. We all have a responsibility to act now to build a safer world for children”

Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen
Executive Director at Protect Children

Protect Children’s research reveals the alarming availability of child sexual abuse material on the surface web, in particular on pornography platforms, social media, and messaging apps.

70% of CSAM users who have sought contact with a child did so online, predominantly via social media, messaging app, or online game.

The tech industry must step up its efforts to keep children safe online.

Read the full report, funded by Tech Coalition and Safe Online Research.

Also, check out the Actionable Recommendations for the Tech Industry.

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