Press & Media: News Releases / 2019
Thousands of Children Exploited Online Daily and Society is Failing Them
Today, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is releasing a new child protection and rights framework titled, How we are Failing Children: Changing the Paradigm. It raises critical awareness about the ways industry has failed to effectively respond to the removal of child sexual abuse images online, along with proposing principles of action to put the protection and rights of children at the forefront.
New Training for Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse
On November 20, Universal Children’s Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is making training for protecting children from child sexual abuse as accessible as it has ever been with two new, free resources.
Take the scare out of trick-or-treat
5 Habits for a Safe Halloween is a quick and easy guide from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection for parents to help practice their safety conversations with kids of all ages.
Concerning findings from CBC investigation into student violence in schools
Yesterday, CBC News released the results of their national survey investigating violence in schools. CBC reports the highest levels of student-on-student sexual violence was recorded by survey participants in Manitoba. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection finds these results deeply concerning, and believes more training for both students and school staff is required to address the survey findings.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection calls on technology companies to do more to reduce child sexual abuse material online
Every 12 hours the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is detecting 10,824 new images of child sexual abuse online through their ground-breaking web crawler and platform, Project Arachnid. In light of the growing online availability of child sexual abuse imagery, the Canadian Centre is calling on industry to take action against this global, social epidemic.
JOINT RELEASE: Australia’s hotline joins global project combating online child abuse
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is pleased to announce that Australia’s eSafety Commissioner has signed on to a pilot with Project Arachnid, an innovative tech platform designed to reduce the availability of child sexual abuse material online.
Perfect Picture of Safety
Many Canadian families are familiar with the small ID cards that come with their kid’s photo proof packages — this is just one of the important initiatives made possible by the collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and Lifetouch Canada, which will continue under a five-year sponsorship agreement.
STATEMENT: Croatia latest hotline to join Project Arachnid in battle against online child sexual exploitation
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is pleased to announce that Croatia’s Centar za nestalu I zlostavljanu djecu (Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Croatia) has joined Project Arachnid, a platform for reducing the online availability of child sexual abuse materials around the world.
Together for a Better Internet
This Safer Internet Day February 5, 2019 the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is helping families start the conversation about internet safety by highlighting Zoe & Molly Online, an interactive website that lets kids ages eight to 10 explore what it means to be safe while playing games online and the risks associated with sharing their personal information and sending pictures online.