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Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Child Protection, International Schools, Law Enforcement, Schools

Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis For Professionals Investigating the Sexual Exploitation of Children

2010

(NCMEC & OJJDP) This publication hopes to address and improve this situation for the benefit of the victims, investigators, and prosecutors. While society has become increasingly more aware of the problem of the acquaintance molester and related problems such as child pornography, the voice calling the public to focus only on “stranger danger” and many child-abuse professionals to focus only on intrafamilial sexual abuse still persists. Sexual-exploitation cases involving acquaintance molesters present many investigative challenges, but they also present the opportunity to obtain a great deal of corroborative evidence, get solid convictions, and prevent continued victimization.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, International Schools

Adapting a Systems Approach to Child Protection

2010

(UNICEF) This Working Paper provides an examination of key concepts and considerations of a systems approach, as opposed to an issues focus in child protection internationally. It assesses child protection and related systems at the regional, national, and international level; and defines key concepts and commonalities internationally.Read More

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.Read More

Child Protection

Crossing Borders to Protect the Children of the World

2009

(ICMEC) This report summarizes the proceedings of the 19 February 2009 conference Crossing Borders to Protect the Children of the World, held in Cairo, Egypt. The conference concluded with the issuance of the Cairo Declaration, a call to action to protect the rights of children throughout the world.Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Children on Child Online Protection

2009

(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.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Trends in Migration, Hosting and Payment for Commercial Child Pornography Website

2008

(U.S. FCACP) This paper, written by the U.S. Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography’s Technology Challenges Working Group, addresses current trends in migration, hosting and payment specific to commercial child pornography websites.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Internet Merchant Acquisition and Monitoring Best Practices for the Prevention and Detection of Commercial Child Pornography

2007

(U.S. FCACP) This document contains a compilation of methods that some U.S. Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography members have used in their application and verification process, and thereafter, to detect child pornographers and prevent them from establishing or maintaining merchant accounts.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America

2007 Good Practice Report on Access

2007

(NCMEC) The Good Practice Report on Access draws from previous investigations into the procedures and systems in 13 Contracting States to the 1980 Hague Convention - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America - and also from additional reports specifically on enforcement in the following 8 Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America

2007 Good Practice Report on Enforcement

2007

(NCMEC) The Good Practice Report on Enforcement draws from previously commissioned reports on enforcement in 9 jurisdictions - Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United States of America - as well as from previous investigations into the procedures and systems in 6 Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States of America.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction

A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping

2007

(NCMEC) This resource guide presents practical, detailed information about preventing international parental child abduction.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Trafficking

Comprehensive Legal Approaches to Combating Trafficking in Persons: An International and Comparative Perspective

2006

(The Protection Project) This booklet explains these five basic elements as based upon the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime as well as the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The United States Trafficking Victims Protection Act is included to provide a comparative model in combating trafficking in persons. Trafficking-related statutes under international law and domestic legislation are also considered.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Missing Children/Child Abduction, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America

U.S./European Summit on Missing & Exploited Children Report

2005

(ICMEC) In October 2005, representatives from 20 countries, the United Nations, EU institutions, and the Council of Europe participated in the first‐ever U.S./European Summit on Missing and Exploited Children. This report is a summary of those proceedings.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Child Pornography: Assessing the Global Agenda Forum

2005

(ICMEC) The report includes findings from the April 2005 Lyon Forum, which explored the current state of and emerging trends in child pornography, assessed the progress made on the Dublin Plan, and adjusted its recommendations for future actions accordingly.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Spain

Spain: Enforcement Report

2005

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Spain’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, New Zealand

New Zealand: Enforcement Report

2005

(NCMEC) This report focuses on New Zealand’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Netherlands

Netherlands: Enforcement Report

2005

(NCMEC) This report focuses on the Netherland’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Italy

Italy: Enforcement Report

2005

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Italy’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Israel

Israel: Enforcement Report

2005

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Israel’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography

Creating A Global Agenda to Combat Child Pornography

2002

(ICMEC) This report is a synopsis of the results from our October 2002 forum in Dublin on child pornography, as well as a “Call to Action” (the Dublin Plan) to those who care about the world’s children and protecting them from victimization.Read More

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

Victimization of Expat Students ISPCAN

2002

(ISPCAN) Lois J. Engelbrecht with MSW Center for the Prevention & Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse, Philippines Protect & Save the Children, Malaysia Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Project, Hanoi - Report explores victimization experiences of expatriate students in international schools using the juvenile victimization questionnaire with American international school students and explores features of the expat student population that increases their vulnerability to abuse and exploitation.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, United Kingdom

United Kingdom: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on the United Kingdom’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Mexico

Mexico: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Mexico’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Ireland

Ireland: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Ireland’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Germany

Germany: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Germany’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, France

France: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on France’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Canada

Canada: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Canada’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia

Australia: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Australia’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States of America

Good Practice Report: Handling Hague Abduction Convention Return Applications

2002

(NCMEC) This report is meant to be an objective analysis of the procedures and systems of 7 of the states with the highest Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction caseloads: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The report aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each State, offer practical recommendations for reform in the countries investigated, and offer possible models to those States considering accession to the Hague Convention. This Good Practice report is designed for use by Central Authorities, legal professionals, judges, and Contracting States as a guide for improved practice; newly Contracting states as a guide for establishing good practices; and legislators, parents, and interested parties to enact and implement improvements within their own countries.Read More

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