European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson announced a set of proposed regulations requiring tech companies to report child sexual abuse material.
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The EU’s proposed regulations don’t align with existing technology. They’re likely to fail – or to break the internet as we know it.
Recent technological advancements mean fictitious children can now be almost indistinguishable from real children in child sexual abuse material.
More than any individual failings, failures in child protection services are a systemic problem.
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If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.
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Paedophile hunting follows the archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’.
A person with complex post-traumatic stress disorder has the signs of standard PTSD, as well as additional difficulties that often stem from childhood trauma.
While the plan responds to many recommendations by the royal commission, it doesn’t adequately address at-risk youth or say how it will involve survivors in shaping and overseeing strategies.
Warning labels seem like a good way to keep kids from sharing risky photos, but research data suggests otherwise.
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Studies about warning labels aimed at protecting privacy raise red flags about Apple’s efforts to keep kids from sharing sexually explicit material.
One study found 80% of darknet traffic on Tor went to sites hosting unmoderated porn and child sex abuse material.
If you have an Apple device and upload photos to iCloud, the company will use some clever math to sniff them for instances of child abuse – without actually looking at the photos.
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Apple will scan all photos uploaded to the cloud for child sexual abuse without actually looking at the photos. Privacy experts are concerned by the lack of public accountability.
Thousands of teenagers have spoken up about sexual violence and harassment in secondary education on the Everyone’s Invited site.
A study of child sexual abuse material survivors found 42% were abused by their father or stepfather, meaning abuse prevention and education services can’t assume all parents protect children in their care.
Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls.
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Stay-at-home orders and social distancing make technology all the more important for maintaining human connections. They also make it easier for abusers to use technology against their victims.
The AFP warns child exploitation in Australia is becoming more prolific and brazen. But there are practical things parents can do to help keep their kids safe online.
In-person child sexual abuse is disturbingly common. But parents do not have to bury their heads in the sand: there are simple ways they can reduce the risk.
New Australian film Wild Butterfly is a story of stigma and discrimination directed towards people who use drugs. And a reminder of what can happen when trauma and drug use are played for click bait.
No one knows how widespread this problem is.
A scholar who researches this underreported criminal behavior recommends four steps to root it out.
Thousands of Americans, including James Kretschmer, say they experienced sexual abuse as Boy Scouts.
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This reorganization may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
The fear of ‘racial tension’ has been at the heart of many botched police inquiries into child sexual abuse.
Pope Francis recently removed a secrecy rule to increase transparency for sexual abuse cases.
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Pope Francis recently removed a rule known as Pontifical Secrecy, which allowed clergy and church officials to withhold information regarding sexual abuse. Will it make the church truly transparent?
The High Court has referred George Pell’s application for special leave to the court’s full bench.
The High Court has referred Cardinal George Pell’s application for special leave to appeal his convictions to the full bench of the High Court.