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Microsoft Executive Joins Board of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

October 16, 2006

...the Internet to be a safer place for children and has proven to be a crucial ally in our efforts to meet that goal,” said Ernie Allen, President and CEO...

International Centre Training Initiative Breaks Ground in Russia

September 15, 2005

...growing problem of online child sexual exploitation, and the demand for a law-enforcement response, has led the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (International Centre), in partnership with Microsoft...

International Centre Training Initiative Breaks Ground In The Middle East

June 6, 2005

...growing problem of online child sexual exploitation, and the demand for a law-enforcement response, has led the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (International Centre), in partnership with Microsoft...

International & National Law

April 5, 2017

...Online Abuse and Exploitation (UNICEF, 2016) Asia Pacific: Mapping Online Safety Legislation in 14 Countries (Internet Society, 2017) New! EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Multidisciplinary discussion of applicability of...

Regional Events to Combat Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

November 16, 2015

EN ESPAÑOL With the support of the #WePROTECT Children Online global initiative and UNICEF LACRO, ICMEC Latin America and Caribbean (ICMEC LAC) coordinated a series of regional events focusing on...

ICMEC’s International Law Enforcement Training Is a Huge Success

December 1, 2003

On December 1, 2003, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) held its first international law-enforcement training program on investigating online crimes against children. The Conference on Computer-Facilitated...

Google Joins Industry-Wide Movement to Combat Child Pornography

August 23, 2006

...teaming up with other major online companies to launch an aggressive new campaign to fight child exploitation on the Internet. The Technology Coalition will be funded within NCMEC to develop...

Resource Spotlight

November 29, 2017

...Generic Investigation Forms (added to Incident Response 9/18) Online Abuse Flowchart (added to Incident Response 9/18) Keeping Children Safe in Education (updated in Prevention, Risk Management 9/18) AISA Self-audit of...

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Child Protection, International Schools, Legislation

Child Online Protection in India

2016

(UNICEF) UNICEF commissioned this report to better understand online risks faced by children, identify gaps in legislation, ensure removal of harmful materials, support investigation and law enforcement and to identify services for victims of online exploitation and abuse. The aim was to identify priorities for government, NGOs, IT companies and other international agencies and determine appropriate interventions.

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at the Seminar on Computer Crimes Against Children

October 12, 2015

...the first agencies to deploy the most powerful investigative software tool available for online child sexual exploitation cases – Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS). We welcome the presence of our...

Privacy Policy

October 16, 2015

...Children (ICMEC). This online privacy policy describes how ICMEC collects and maintains all personally identifiable information that is obtained through this website: www.icmec.org. The purpose of this privacy policy is...

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Cybercrime

Online Grooming of Children for Sexual Purposes: Model Legislation & Global Review

2017

(ICMEC) Prompted by the increasing number of cases of online grooming of children and relative lack of awareness of the growing issue, this original report analyzes legislation related to the online grooming of children for sexual purposes in 196 countries around the world. The report includes sections regarding definitions; offenses; and sanctions and sentencing, followed by an overview of related regional and international law, a discussion of implementation and good initiatives, and a global review of country-specific legislation that evaluates national legislation against 5 core criteria.

Types of Child Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

October 22, 2015

Abuse Emotional Abuse Psychological Maltreatment (Pediatrics, 2012) Online Abuse Compendium of Articles: Research Findings on Child Abuse Images and Sexual Exploitation of Children Online (ECPAT International, 2009) Online “Predators” and...

Risk Management

October 22, 2015

...Against Another Child (NSPCC) New! Educator Sexual Misconduct: Policy and Audit Guide (United Educators) Grooming and Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts (Australia Royal Commission, 2017) New! Guidance for Safer...

Building global capacity to keep children safer from harm

September 23, 2015

...Against Children; Advanced Online Exploitation Investigations; Advanced Technologies; and Fundamentals of Responding to Missing Children. ICMEC also is a partner in the Virtual Global Taskforce, which seeks to combat child...

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Joint Report on Online Child Protection: Combatting Child Pornography on the Internet

2012

(ICMEC, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety) This report updated the one previously released in 2010, and describes the impact of the Internet on the production and distribution of child pornography. It presents a range of legal measures that Commonwealth Member States might consider adopting, and it sets them in the context of wider initiatives designed to make the Internet a safer place for children and young people around the world.

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Inaugural Gala for Child Protection

March 5, 2015

...of our common mission: making the world a safer place for all children,” said Ambassador Maura Harty, the President and CEO of ICMEC. Jeff and Justine Koons will receive ICMEC’s...

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Joint Report on Online Child Protection: Combatting Child Pornography on the Internet

2010

(ICMEC, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety) This report describes the impact of the Internet on the production and distribution of child pornography. It presents a range of legal measures which Commonwealth Member States might consider adopting and sets them in the context of wider initiatives designed to make the Internet a safer place for children and young people the world over.

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Commonwealth Internet Governance Forum: A Joint Report on Online Child Protection Combatting Child Sexual Abuse Material on the Internet

2017

(Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety, ICMEC) This report describes the impact of the Internet on the production and distribution of child pornography. It makes a number of suggestions about how states can join in the global fight against this vile misuse of cyber-space. In particular, the report presents a range of legal measures which Commonwealth Member States might consider adopting and it sets them in the context of wider initiatives designed to make the Internet a safer place for children and young people the world over. The primary audience for the toolkit is the Commonwealth but it is hoped that it might be of interest to a wider range of countries and professionals with an interest in child protection. This is the third edition of the toolkit. It updates the second edition, published in 2012.

A call for global action to protect the world’s children and stop the abuse of their rights

October 16, 2015

...children have become even greater problems. For the first time in human history, millions of people have easy, virtually anonymous access to images of the sexual abuse of children online....

Join the ICMEC team

October 19, 2015

...papers, and other projects on topics, including: child pornography online grooming of children, missing children, sex offender registration and Internet-facilitated child sex trafficking. Interns may also utilize foreign language skills...

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Policymakers on Child Online Protection

2009

(International Telecommunications Union) These guidelines for policymakers  help individual countries plan for their strategies for child online protection in the short, medium and longer term.

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Parents, Guardians or Educators on Child Online Protection

2009

(International Telecommunications Union) These guidelines for parents, guardians and educators provide recommendations on what they can do to make their child’s online experience a positive one.

Go Daddy Joins Leading Financial Institutions and Internet Service Providers to Eliminate Child Pornography on the Internet

March 31, 2010

...Go Daddy has worked to protect children online and was a strong advocate of the Protect Our Children Act of 2008. “The addition of Go Daddy to the coalition gives...

New Advisory Board Member-Pam Portin

March 1, 2005

...Microsoft’s participation with external organizations dedicated to online child safety issues, including the International Centre. As Director of Children’s Safety, she is responsible for worldwide development and implementation of children’s...

Engaging the Public in the Search for Missing Children

September 13, 2017

...technology, the distribution of missing child photos and information has moved beyond the printed flyer and can now be share online – expanding the community of people able to help....

The Declaration of Rome: A Call for Global Action to Protect the World’s Children and Stop the Abuse of Their Rights

November 3, 2011

...to images of the sexual abuse of children online. There is also growing evidence that organized criminals are marketing and selling children as commodities online. Perhaps most alarming is the...

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Industry on Child Protection Online

2014

(International Telecommunications Union) These updated guidelines for industry on child online protection provide advice on how the information and communication technology industry can help promote safety for children using the Internet or any technologies or devices that can connect to it.

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Child Protection, Child Trafficking, Cybercrime, Legislation, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Guidelines for the Adoption of National Legislation in Latin America

2016

(ICMEC, UNICEF) The primary objective of these guidelines is to determine whether laws and policies exist in Latin America that address prevention, reporting mechanisms, tools, and specialized units for the investigation and prosecution of crimes related to online child sexual abuse and exploitation through the review of the regulatory frameworks in each country. The guidelines are intended to be used by relevant stakeholders including law enforcement, investigators, prosecutors, judges, and governmental and non-governmental organizations seeking to promote reform in legislation and in their fields of action, as well as to advocate for the development and reform of policies concerning prevention, victim assistance, and investigation of production, sale, distribution, and possession of child sexual abuse material.

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