CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL HAS BECOME A CRISIS ONLINE
Child sexual abuse material online is reported 80,000 times a day.
Over 27 Million unique files of child sexual abuse material were reported last year*
23% more than the year before
59% of the victims are prepubecent
8% are infants or toddlers
*Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, CyberTipline. Suspected until verified CSAM
BEING AWARE OF HOW MUCH CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL IS ONLINE AND TAKING ACTION IS HOW WE #TAKEITDOWN
And becoming aware of how much of this material is online is how we #TakeItDown.
#TakeItDown is a NEW campaign to build public support and pressure tech companies to remove child sexual abuse material from their platforms.
In the late '80s, child sexual abuse material was all but eliminated. New laws and increased prosecution simply made it too risky to possess or distribute through the mail. But then the internet came along. Child sexual abuse material could now be produced, consumed and distributed anonymously. Facilitated by high-speed broadband and end-to-end encryption, live-streaming, gaming platforms and social media, the amount of child sexual abuse material circulating online has exploded – and not enough is being done to keep children safe on technology company platforms.
While U.S. tech companies are legally required to report child sexual abuse imagery once they've been made aware of it, they're not required to proactively search for it. There is also no punishment for platforms that don't remove it quickly, and there are no standards for transparency and accountability.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Show your support for #TakeItDown by sharing the campaign film and making sure everyone knows about this growing problem – and what can be done to stop it.
80,000 reports of suspected child sexual abuse material are made every day. We're joining @ChildFund to demand more protection for children online –will you?
Click the link below to take action. #TakeItDown