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Press & Media: News Releases / 2020

Statement: An Open Letter on Behalf of Child Sexual Abuse Material Survivors

We are survivors whose child sexual abuse was recorded and, in most cases, shared online. We, along with every child who has been and will be exploited online, will soon be left unprotected.

Review of popular web platforms finds users face major barriers for reporting child sexual abuse material

Failures to identify child sexual abuse material (CSAM) as a reporting option, difficult-to-locate menus, and requirements that discourage flagging illegal content: these are some of the major barriers users – including survivors who are finding their own child sexual abuse imagery online - face when trying to report CSAM on some of the most popular web platforms, finds a new report by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P).

Statement: Canadian Centre for Child Protection selected as End Violence Against Children #SafeOnline grantee

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is proud to have been selected as one of 14 new grantees by End Violence Against Children, as part of the Safe Online community and their global fight against online child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Statement: Canadian Centre for Child Protection Strongly Supports International Governments in Urging Tech Companies to Prioritize the Protection and Safety of Children when Designing Encryption Services

End-to-end encryption is important for protecting privacy and personal data. However, the steps taken to increase privacy measures should not come at a cost to children. As a society, we have an obligation to protect those most vulnerable. The individual privacy rights and liberties of survivors whose child sexual abuse is recorded and shared online must be accounted for when making policy decision around privacy protections such as end-to-end encryption.

New online safety campaign launches for parents and youth

A new online safety campaign launched by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and supported with provincial funding is urging families to talk with their tweens and teens about the risks of online activities such as live streaming, online gaming and live chatting, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

Staying Safe Together

With school closures due to COVID-19, children who are at home will potentially have more unrestricted time online. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, through its program, is urging families to have conversations about internet safety and to work together to implement strategies that ensures everyone’s digital well-being.

Public Opinion States Tech Companies Should be Held Accountable when Failing to Address Child Sexual Abuse Images

On March 5, 2020, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) and the Phoenix 11 participated in a roundtable meeting at the White House with ministers from the Five Eyes security alliance, industry, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Following the discussion, the Five Country Ministerial released their voluntary principles to counter online child sexual exploitation and abuse in order to drive consistent and collective industry action, which C3P and the Phoenix 11 strongly support.

The Risks of Tweens Going Live

This Safer Internet Day the Canadian Centre for Child Protection highlights the risks of live streaming and what families can do to keep kids safe

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