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Press & Media: News Releases / 2023


The Phoenix 11 is devastated by Meta’s decision to move forward with the full implementation of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on their platforms without necessary safeguards in place to continue their current CSAM reporting and removal obligations.

STATEMENT: Facebook’s move to full encryption means millions of child sexual abuse and exploitation cases will cease to be reported

Millions of reports by Meta that drive Canadian and international law enforcement responses against child sexual abuse and exploitation will soon cease to exist as the company announced its final rollout of end-to-end encryption across all their messaging services.

STATEMENT: Shutdown of Omegle is good news for children

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is extremely relieved to see that Omegle has finally shut itself down. For years, we have been raising the alarm about the rampant child sexual abuse and exploitation facilitated by the site that we regularly witness through reports to and data from Project Arachnid.

STATEMENT: Canadian Centre for Child Protection congratulates the UK on the Online Safety Act

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) congratulates the United Kingdom as their Online Safety Bill achieves Royal Assent today and demonstrate their commitment to prioritizing the rights and safety of children.

Today’s Trojan Horse Looks Different.

29% of children have been sent sexually explicit content online - it is past time to demand governments regulate tech platforms.

Youth increasingly targeted online prompting changes to

Tomorrow, to mark Awareness Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is launching a new streamlined version of, a critical service for youth who have experienced online sexual violence such as the sharing of intimate images, sextortion and online luring.


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).

International Efforts Grow Against the Spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material

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.

Statement: New Manitoba law puts students’ safety at the forefront

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.

Statement: Proposed transparency reforms for teacher discipline puts student safety first

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.

Reports of online sexual luring of Canadian kids up 815% in five years, data shows

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day: Canadian Centre for Child Protection urgently calls for change

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