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Global experts on online harm/child sexual exploitation descend on Winnipeg to help devise strategies for keeping Canadian children safe online and technology companies accountable
Winnipeg, Canada – International experts on online harm and child sexual exploitation are gathered in Winnipeg this week to develop strategies aimed at fighting back against unsafe digital spaces putting children at risk and the removal of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) from the internet.
New Stats Can report showing staggering increase in online child sexual exploitation/abuse reinforces urgent need for robust online safety laws in Canada
A nearly three-fold increase in online child sexual exploitation and abuse reported today by Statistics Canada reinforces the urgent need for regulation of digital platforms and electronic service providers in Canada, says the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P).
Statement: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection supports the new, proposed EU legislation to combat online child sexual exploitation
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) supports the European Commission’s new legislation on preventing and combatting online child sexual exploitation and abuse. The proposal has the potential to not only make a difference for millions of children in the EU, but creates a critical opportunity to build a safer internet for children globally.
Statement: Canadian Centre for Child Protection selected as End Violence Against Children #SafeOnline grantee
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is proud to have been selected as one of 18 new grantees by End Violence Against Children’s Safe Online initiative, which supports global efforts to tackle online child sexual exploitation and leverage technology solutions to make the internet safer for children.
Few barriers preventing kids from accessing adult-rated apps, incoherent age ratings, app store analysis finds
A child safety analysis of the two largest mobile app stores has found the platforms have easy-to-bypass age restrictions, inconsistent enforcement of app age ratings, and largely unsuitable age ratings. These findings, among many others, published today by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) raise significant concerns for the protection of children/youth online, and for families who use age ratings to gauge safety.
Statement: Child protection organization shares personal safety resources in response to sexual assault of a child
In the wake of a recent sexual assault incident involving a 12-year-old Winnipeg girl by a stranger, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is urging families to talk about personal safety with their children, along with offering resources to help facilitate these conversations with children of all ages.
Statement: Five Country Ministerial points to Project Arachnid’s removal of six million pieces of CSAM as a call for tech to do more
On the second anniversary of the release of the Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection applauds and supports the call from the Five Country Ministerial for transparency among tech who have publicly endorsed these safeguards, and urges action from the remaining companies who have yet to implement the Principles.
Canadian child protection agencies provide support resources for Ukrainian and Russian refugee families fleeing from war
Children experiencing trauma from fleeing the war in Ukraine will be receiving copies of Big Feelings Come and Go, a storybook which helps families understand and manage difficult emotions, thanks to a collaboration between two Winnipeg-based organizations and a Finnish ally. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) and New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families (New Directions) are partnering with the Finnish child protection organization, Suojellaan Lapsia ry, to provide copies of the book, translated in both Ukrainian and Russian, to families seeking refuge in Finland.
Minister Mendicino visits the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to discuss increasing risks facing Canadian children and youth online
Today, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) met with the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety to brief him on the increasing online risks facing Canadian children and families, and highlight an aligned commitment to the protection and safety of children across the country.
Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tipline for reporting online child sexual abuse and exploitation, is urging parents to be aware of the metaverse and the emerging risks that may come along with children and teens being in the largely unrestricted virtual space.
For Safer Internet Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection releases new education resources to help families address this urgent issue
Statement: The reintroduction of the EARN IT Act to the U.S. Senate has important implications for survivors of child sexual abuse material
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s (C3P) unwavering commitment to fighting for the rights of victims and survivors is strengthened by the reintroduction of the EARN IT Act to the U.S. Senate.
Project Arachnid has triggered takedown of millions of images and videos for survivors around the world.