The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is a department within the UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be. Its activities include building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account (either directly or through local and international forces), and working with children and parents to deliver its ThinkuKnow educational programme.
Child Helpline International Emergency Phone Service
Child Helpline International is the global member network of child helplines, working to protect the rights of the child. Active in approximately 150 countries, it was founded on the belief that children and young people not only have rights, but that they alone are the best individuals to identify their problems if they are equipped with the proper tools.
Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children. Childnet works in 3 main areas of Access, Awareness, Protection & Policy: Access and promoting quality content (Helping children and young people to use the net constructively, showcase quality content and enable others to use our resources and develop new projects.), Awareness and advice (Helping children and young people acquire new “net literacy” skills and giving advice to industry, organisations, parents, teachers and carers about Internet and mobile safety.), Protection and policy (Working with others to help protect children from being exploited in the online environments provided by new technologies as well as seeking to initiate and respond to policy changes.)
Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
The objective of the Convention is to protect children against any form of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. Every provision aims at preventing sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, protecting child victims of sexual offences and prosecuting perpetrators. With an emphasis on keeping the best interests of children in the forefront, the Convention covers the following main aspects: preventive and protective measures; assistance to child victims and their families; intervention programmes or measures for child sex offenders; criminal offences, including several entirely new offences, such as child grooming; child-friendly procedures for investigation and prosecution; recording and storing of data on convicted sex offenders; international co-operation; and a monitoring mechanism.
Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too.
Council Decision to Combat Child Pornography on the Internet
With this decision, the European Union aims at preventing and combatting the production, processing, distribution and possession of child pornography on the Internet.
Cox Teen Summit on Internet Safety (Hosted by NCMECMEC)
Cyber Peace Initiative
Cyber Security Tip ST05-002
Keeping Children Safe Online - US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Cybertip.ca is Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. The tipline is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children.
Department for Education (UK Government)
The Byron Review - Safer Children in a Digital World by Dr. Tanya Byron is about the needs of children and young people. It is about preserving their right to take the risks that form an inherent part of their development by enabling them to play video games and surf the net in a safe and informed way.
L’association E-Enfance a pour objectif de permettre aux enfants et aux adolescents de se servir des nouvelles technologies de communication (Internet, téléphone mobile, jeux en réseau) avec un maximum de sécurité.
EU Kids Online
European Research on Cultural, Contextual and Risk Issues in Children's Safe Use of the Internet and New Media has set up EU Kids Online, which is a project funded by the EC Safer Internet plus Programme. The EU Kids Online project (2006-2009) examines research carried out in 21 member states into how children and young people use the internet and new media. It examines methodological issues relating to cross-cultural analyses and the study of children’s online experience in order to develop a best practice guide to research.
Family Online Safety Institute
The Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world safer for kids and their families – while respecting free expression – by identifying and promoting best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety.
FBI Parents Guide to Internet Safety
A parents guide to internet safety for children
Federal Communications Commission – US Government Agency
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
Framework Decision on Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography
The Council of the European Union adopted, in 2003, the Framework Decision on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography (2004/68/JHA) according to which the Member States are obliged to criminalise certain behaviours and provide for a minimum level of maximum penalties incurred for these offences. The offences linked to sexual exploitation relate to prostitution and use of force/threats or a position of trust/authority for sexual relations. Offences related to child pornography are criminalised whether or not they involve the use of a computer system. Also, instigation, aiding, abetting and attempts relating to the above-mentioned offences should be criminalised. The Framework Decision states that extra-territorial jurisdiction shall be put in place by virtue of the principle of “aut dedere aut judicare”, and that the victims shall be considered particularly vulnerable in the criminal proceedings.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Jurisdiction
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. iKeepSafe uses these unique partnerships to disseminate safety resources to families worldwide.
Georgia ICAC Task Force - Law enforcement
The purpose of the Georgia ICAC Task Force (Georgia ICAC) is to provide to the entire state a Unit dedicated to the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes committed against children over the Internet. Partners include the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Programs (OJJDP), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and 42 other regional and state ICACs across the country.
GetNetWise represents the collective efforts of a broad-based coalition of companies, public interest organizations, non-profits and trade associations all committed to empowering Internet users with the tools they need to keep their Internet experience positive, safe and secure.GetNetWise 2.0 offers tips, tutorials and other interactive tools to show users that creating a safe, secure and positive online environment is as easy as "one click" of a mouse.
In Sénégal, the lack of data on the scale of child pornography was mentioned in the national action plan against the abuse and sexual exploitation of children, which was endorsed by the Ministry of the Family and Early Childhood. This action research project aims to review the extent of child pornography sites on the Internet in order to better understand the scale of the phenomenon, and raise awareness among authorities and the public of the danger that it may pose to young people.
Information Society- EC
The Information Society and Media Directorate General supports the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for the benefit of all citizens.
Innocence en danger
Innocence in danger informs and alerts children, families, teachers, educators and schools on the various snares that paedocriminals set on the Internet to achieve their pernicious aims. An international, non-profit association created by a group of citizens on 15 April 1999, at the initiative of the UNESCO Director-General, Federico Mayor, and under the presidency of Ms Homayra Sellier, in response to the recommendations of the UNESCO expert meeting convened in January 1999 on Sexual Abuse of Children, Child Pornography and Paedophilia on the Internet, in order to pursue the objectives of the Action Plan adopted by the experts to combat sexual abuse of children.
European Schoolnet coordinates the Insafe network, a key contributor of the Safer Internet Programme of the European Commission, to empower children and young people to use the internet, as well as other online and mobile technologies, positively, safely and effectively.
Internet Safety Technical Task Force
Insafe is a network of national centers that coordinate internet safety awareness in Europe. The network is set up and co-funded within the framework of the European Commission’s Safer Internet plus Programme.
John Palfrey and colleagues at the Berkman Center chaired the Internet Safety Technical Task Force and wrote the final report, Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies (2009).
Operating world-wide, in cooperation with several partners, INTERPOL raises awareness on the need to act locally but think globally (addressing the abuse of children committed by those who travel beyond borders). INTERPOL’s Specialist Group on Crimes against Children focuses on four different arenas: commercial exploitation and trafficking in children; sex offenders; serious violent crimes against children and child pornography; maintaining a worldwide forum of specialist dealing with these crimes.
Supporting children and young people from developing countries to improve their access, use and knowledge of information and communication technologies. Aligned with WSIS Geneva and Tunis Action Plans, this initiative is part of an ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide.
Korea Communications Standards Commission
The Korea Communications Standards Commission was established to safeguard the public nature and fairness of broadcasting content, to promote a sound Internet culture, and to create a safe online environment.
Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia
The issue of safety of children online was identified as one of the areas of focus in the National Information Security Strategy (NISS) under the Internet Governance area in programme S2 of the National ICT Strategic Plan (NICTSP) 2007-2011. The main projects in the NICTSP 2007-2011 for the safety of children online are the development of a Child Safety Online Action Plan and amendments to be made to the Child Protection Act to cater for the issues of child safety online.
National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre
The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC), an integral part of Canada’s National Police Services, was created to help protect children from online sexual exploitation.
National Information Society Agency (South Korean Government)
The National Information Society Agency (NIA) is a statutory agency founded to promote informatization and support the development of related policies for national agencies and local autonomies in the Republic of Korea.
A project of the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, NetSmartz is an Internet, safety-education resource for children (5-17), parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement.
NTT - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
The CSR of the NTT Group provides reliable, high-quality services that contribute to the creation of a safe, secure and prosperous society that serve people, communities and global environment.
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict
The Protocol requires States who ratify it to “take all feasible measures” to ensure that members of their armed forces under the age of 18 do not take a direct part in hostilities. States must also raise the minimum age for voluntary recruitment into the armed forces from 15 years but does not require a minimum age of 18. The Protocol does, however, remind States that children under 18 are entitled to special protection and so any voluntary recruitment under the age of 18 must include sufficient safeguards. It further bans compulsory recruitment below the age of 18. States parties must also take legal measures to prohibit independent armed groups from recruiting and using children under the age of 18 in conflicts.
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography
The Protocol provides definitions for the offences of ‘sale of children’, ‘child prostitution’ and ‘child pornography’. It also creates obligations on governments to criminalize and punish the activities related to these offences. It requires punishment not only for those offering or delivering children for the purposes of sexual exploitation, transfer of organs or children for profit or forced labour, but also for anyone accepting the child for these activities. The Protocol also protects the rights and interests of child victims. Governments must provide legal and other support services to child victims. This obligation includes considering the best interests of the child in any interactions with the criminal justice system. Children must also be supported with necessary medical, psychological, logistical and financial support to aid their rehabilitation and reintegration. As a complement to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, interpretation of the Optional Protocol’s text must always be guided by the principles of non-discrimination, best interests of the child and child participation.
PEGI (Pan European Game Information) Online is an addition to the PEGI system and aims to give young people in Europe improved protection against unsuitable online gaming content and to educate parents on how to ensure safe online play.
PROTEGELES is a non-profit organisation. The main objectives of the organization are: 1) To carry out campaigns, preventive work and other kind of actions to improve children’s safety on the Internet. 2) To provide the Spanish Law Enforcement Units (Policía and Guardia Civil) with reports of illegal content on Internet so that they can eliminate child pornography webpages and locate and prosecute their authors.
Safer Internet Programme
This program by the European Union promotes a safer Internet, and studies solutions/tools that shield minors from harmful content.
SaferNet Brazil has established itself as a national reference entity in confronting the crimes and human rights violations on the Internet, and has been institutionally strengthened at national and international capacity for mobilization and coordination, content production and technologies for coping cyber crimes and cooperation agreements signed with government institutions.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 28 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 110 countries to ensure the well-being of children.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is a collaborative effort among experts in the security, non-profit, academic and government fields to teach consumers, small businesses and members of the education community about Internet security. The NCSA aims to increase awareness about the risks associated with using Internet technologies and how to help protect against them, while also providing free tips, checklists and best practices for remaining safe while online.
Strategie regionale de prise en charge des enfants de la rue
Empowering people through the free flow of ideas by word and image, and by access to information and knowledge through the following themes: Access to Information; Capacity Building; Content Development; Freedom of Expression; Media Development; Memory of the World.
Turkish incumbent data network operator
Turkish Communications Authority
With law number 5651 published in the gazette in May 23, 2007, the Presidency of Telecommunication and Communication organized its tasks about the content on the Internet and the law regarding fight against committed cybercrimes. Accordingly, the Internet department was established. The presidency is active under the Informational Technology and Communication presidency which consists of the president, law, technical management, informational system, administration and the president of the Internet department.
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) unites over 100 organisations from the public and private sector working with the Government to deliver recommendations from Dr Tanya Byron’s report Safer Children in a Digital World. Reporting directly to the Prime Minister, the Council will help to improve the regulation and education on internet use, tackling problems of online bullying, safer search features and violent video games.
UNICEF's work is carried out in 191 countries through country programmes and National Committees. Some 88 per cent of the organization's approximately 7,200 posts are located in the field, with eight regional offices and 126 country offices worldwide. UNICEF headquarters are in New York.
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online. The aim of the
VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from online child abuse. Members come
from various national police and security agencies. Partners include the likes of Microsoft, AOL, and Vodafone, as well as: