Press & Media: News Releases / 2023
WE ARE THOSE CHILDREN: STATEMENT FROM THE PHOENIX 11 IN RESPONSE TO ACADEMICS’ CRITICISM OF EU’S PROPOSED CSAM-BLOCKING POLICIES
The Phoenix 11 are aware of a joint statement that was sent by a number of scientists and researchers regarding the EU’s proposed Child Sexual Abuse Regulation, and we appreciate the opportunity to have the survivor’s voice heard in this discussion.
Governments and financial institutions to step up fight against child sex abuse material on the internet
Vienna, Austria — This week at the United Nations, 71 governments came together with a call to action, stepping up the battle against the global epidemic of online child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
Albania, through CRCA/ECPAT Albania, is the latest country to join an International alliance battling the spread of online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). By becoming part of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Project Arachnid, they are joining other international organizations working to classify material to expedite the issuance of removal notices on a global scale.
Earlier this week, Bill 35 — The Education Administration Amendment Act — officially became law in Manitoba. There have long been calls for reform on how serious complaints against teachers are handled in this province and we are pleased to see all parties at The Manitoba Legislative Assembly support this important change.
Popular social media platforms used by Canadians report rise in suspected child sexual abuse material found on their services
Major technology platforms Canadians use daily — including Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Pinterest — collectively flagged more than 31.8 million reports of suspected child sexual abuse material on their services in 2022, an increase of more than 2.6 million relative to the previous year.
Ontario moves to strengthen teacher regulator’s ability to keep students safe, provide more victim support
The establishment of a Commissioner for teacher discipline as proposed by the Manitoba Government in Bill 35 is a historic step towards transparency and accountability as it relates to teachers who exploit their positions of trust and authority over children.
Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day: Canadian Centre for Child Protection urgently calls for change