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Child Protection

Be Safer Online (Infographic)


(ICMEC, ROCIT) Learn more about how to play your part for a safer Internet. Created for Safer Internet Day 2016, this infographic provides tips to help children stay safer online.    

Family Resources

October 29, 2015

Be Safer Online Infographic (ICMEC, multiple languages) Be Share Aware (NSPCC) New! Bringing up Boys: sexual harassment and parenting boys (NYT) New! Choosing a Safe Boarding School (ICMEC) Updated! Choosing...

Be Safer Online (FR)

April 27, 2016

Be Safer Online (PT)

April 27, 2016

Be Safer Online (RU)

April 27, 2016

Be Safer Online (ES)

April 27, 2016

Be Safer Online (EN)

April 27, 2016

Implementing the Model National Response

April 5, 2018

ICMEC and Child Helpline International are pleased to announce the launch of a 27-month joint program aimed at promoting enhanced end-to-end support for child survivors of online violence, with a...

Turning Off Online Child Exploitation

December 3, 2003

...should coach children when they first go online just like they would when coaching a child to walk to school by themselves.” To learn more about online safety, visit

Two U.S. Based Children’s Organizations Join Global Effort To Eliminate Online Child Sexual Exploitation

June 24, 2011

...Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) have joined law enforcement agencies from around the world to become private sector partners of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) to fight online...

New Video Fingerprinting Technology Created to Remove Child Pornography Online

April 30, 2014

Friend MTS donates unique video fingerprinting technology to International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children to disrupt the distribution of graphic child pornography online. LONDON, ENGLAND – Today, Friend MTS...

Child Protection News

November 29, 2017

...streaming services (Ted Talk, June 2018) How do Indian parents talk to their children about abuse? (BBC, June 2018) Online grooming through social networks and gaming platforms increases worldwide child...

Lesson Resources and Links

October 22, 2015

...Penguin (ages 3-7) Common Sense Full Curriculum with Resources and Online Training (French, Spanish, English) Europol Preventing Online Sexual Coercion and Extortion (multiple languages) New! Facebook Help Center Abuse Resources...

Online Safety Education

October 22, 2015

...Report (ICMEC) New! Online Safety Policy Templates UK (SWGfL) Online Sexual Coercion and Extortion of Children (Europol, multiple languages) New! Online Sexual Exploitation: Who is at risk? (Media Smarts) Safety...

Ernie Allen Testimony “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats and Promises of Virtual Currencies” for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

November 18, 2013

...anonymous online payment systems; anonymous Internet tools; and bulletproof hosting. A primary area of focus is digital currencies, particularly those with bidirectional flow; i.e., digital currencies which are bought and...

An Outdated Child Protection Law Is Playing A Key Role In The Growth Of A Global Marketplace For Child Sex Trafficking On The Internet

July 24, 2013 on their sites. However, many online classified ad sites have created an online marketplace for prostitution including child sex trafficking. Each child victim lives in a community somewhere in...

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children receives major donation to enhance their work combating child abuse and exploitation

August 3, 2015

the aim to create a safer and better global society. Safer Society Group, the parent company of NetClean and Griffeye, has agreed to a donation of Griffeye Analyze DI, which...

Microsoft Joins Interpol and International Center for Missing and Exploited Children for Global Training Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica

February 23, 2004

...extensive training on investigating online child predators, collecting evidence and computer forensic information, and seeking private industry assistance in child exploitation investigations. Representatives from nearly a dozen countries are expected...

Asia-Pacific Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography

October 19, 2015

The Asia-Pacific Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography (APAC-FCACP) was launched in 2009 to broaden the fight against the online sale and dissemination of child sexual exploitation materials. APAC-FCACP members include...

International Experts Meet in El Salvador to Combat Online Abuse and Exploitation in Latin America

March 7, 2016 the fight against online child sexual abuse and exploitation, a growing phenomenon throughout Latin America in recent years. Today marks the first day of the Regional Congress, Together for...

U.S. Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography

October 19, 2015

In the mid-2000s, it became evident to ICMEC and others that people were using their credit cards to buy images of children being sexually abused online. “If people were purchasing...

Recruitment Practices

October 22, 2015

...(Safer Recruitment Consortium) New! Preventing Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations (recruitment, interview questions, reference and background checks), CDC Recruitment Practices BIS Reference Checking Advice Reference Writing Advice Safer Recruitment (NSPCC Learning)...

Every child deserves a safe childhood.

August 12, 2015

...resources and tools needed to fill those gaps. Safeguarding children around the world is a responsibility every one of us shares — creating a world that is safer for today’s...

We work to make the world safer for children by eradicating child abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation.

October 8, 2015

...our groundbreaking report Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review covers 196 countries, as well as cutting-edge topics such as implementation, data retention, and online grooming. Current research shows that...

Microsoft Joins Child Safety Advocates, Law Enforcement for Fourth Global Law Enforcement Training in Paarl, South Africa

September 6, 2004 child predators, collecting evidence and computer forensic information, and seeking private industry assistance in child exploitation investigations. Representatives from Botswana, France, Ghana, Italy, Lesotho, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland,...

Global Reporting Mechanisms

October 22, 2015

...Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; and United States. Other Reporting Mechanisms Europol Online Sexual Coercion and Extortion Reporting in 29 Countries India (aarambh India) – report online child sexual abuse images...


October 22, 2015

...Online Grooming of Children for Sexual Purposes (ICMEC) New! Online Sexual Coercion & Extortion Definitions and Risks (Europol, multiple languages) Perils and Possibilities: Growing Up Online (UNICEF, 2016) Additional languages:...

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Children on Child Online Protection


(International Telecommunications Union) These guidelines advise children  on possible harmful activities online, such as bullying and harassment, identity theft, and online abuse. The guidelines also include advice to children seeing and experiencing harmful and illegal content online, or young people being exposed to grooming for sexual purposes, the production, distribution and collection of child abuse material.


September 18, 2018

Giving law enforcement the tools it needs to fight child sexual exploitation

October 16, 2015

...MTS donated F1 to us for distribution to law enforcement and software providers. Griffeye Analyze DI – Safer Society Group The Safer Society Group created Griffeye Analyze DI as a...