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ECPAT Sweden joins Project Arachnid combatting child sexual abuse imagery online

February 15, 2018
For Immediate Release

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is proud to announce a new partnership with ECPAT Sweden. The European NGO has been a member of INHOPE since 2014 fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and is now joining forces with Project Arachnid and the International Survivor’s Survey.

Project Arachnid was launched in January of 2017 as a response to the findings of the Survivor Survey and the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and detects images and videos of child sexual abuse material online. The web crawler entails collaboration between C3P, Canadian Police (RCMP), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (U.S.), and Interpol. ECPAT Sweden will be the first European hotline to work directly with C3P in the removal of this abuse material.

Because technological development facilitates the production, storing and sharing of child sexual abuse material online, those combatting child sexual abuse and the sharing of those materials are faced with an increasingly difficult challenge.

Now more than ever, we need to be working in collaboration to address the harm facing the survivors of this unique crime. Project Arachnid is an important global solution for reducing the availability of this material, and we are thrilled to be working with ECPAT Sweden to better support victims of this crime.

We all have a responsibility to these victims and this type of international collaboration is essential.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Canadian Centre spokesperson, contact:

Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection




About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization. The Canadian Centre operates – Canada’s national tipline to report child sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet, as well as other prevention and intervention services to the Canadian public.

About Since its inception in September 2002, has evolved as a central component of Canada’s national strategy to protect children from sexual exploitation on the internet. The tipline has responded to 245,000+ child sexual exploitation reports from the public and referred those reports to law enforcement for investigation, resulting in at least 514 individuals being arrested, hundreds of children being removed from abusive environments and the protection of countless children both within Canada and abroad. also provides education and awareness material to help keep Canadians safe, distributing more than 12 million safety resources free-of-charge to schools, law enforcement, child welfare, industry and other stakeholders over the past 15 years.