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Over 300 Million Children Victimized by Online Sexual Exploitation

A shocking recent report has revealed that over 300 million children are victims of online sexual abuse each year. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and UNSW Sydney found that around 12.6% of the global child population has experienced non-consensual sharing, exposure, and distribution of sexual images and videos in the past year. The report, […]

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Another Win in the Online World as Instagram Introduces New Child Safety Features to Combat Online Exploitation

Instagram is taking significant steps to protect children from online exploitation with the introduction of new tools and features aimed at enhancing child safety on the platform. In response to the growing threat of financial sextortion and the sharing of intimate imagery targeting teens, women creators, and LGBT individuals, Instagram is rolling out a series […]

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Why Bail for Alleged Child Exploiters Should Be Reconsidered.

As someone deeply invested in child safeguarding and protection, it’s disheartening to witness yet another case of alleged sexual exploitation of a child surfacing in our society. The recent arraignment of Netzband Tim Marvin, a German citizen, on charges of child trafficking, child pornography, and promoting sexual offenses with a child in Kilifi County, Kenya, […]

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AI Self-Generated Sexual Imagery of 7-10-Year-Olds Increased by 360% in 2 Years-Report

Although children may not be active consumers of Artificial intelligence, AI poses a great risk to children’s online safety. A new report Global Threat Assessment 2023 indicates that, from the first half of 2020 to 2022, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) reported a 360 percent increase in the instances of ‘self-generated’ sexual imagery of 7-10-year-olds. […]

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Pastor Handled 70 Years for Defiling Two Minors

A pastor in Kajiado County has been handled 70 years of jail time after being found guilty of defiling two minors. Milimani principal magistrate Caroline Njagi on Tuesday sentenced James Njuguna to 50 years of imprisonment on count one and 20 years on count two. However, he will serve for 50 years as the courts […]

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NCAJ launches Training Handbook on Investigating and Prosecuting OCSEA

Kenya’s National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) has launched a training handbook on investigating and prosecuting online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) in Kenya. The handbook aims to help in training officers in the justice system on handling OCSEA cases in the child’s best interests. The training has eight core modules and four […]

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71 UN Member States Signs Call to Action Statement to Remove OCSEA Materials

71 UN member states have signed a call to action statement aimed at proactively removing and combating child sexual exploitation and abuse material online. This comes at a time when online child sexual exploitation and abuse continue to rise at exponential rates across the world and increasingly involve younger children. In the Internet Watch Foundation Annual […]

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Images of Child Abuse Online Have Risen by Almost Two-Third-Report

A recent report indicates that Images of children aged as young as seven being abused online have risen by almost two-thirds while the number of webpages found to contain the most extreme material has doubled in recent years. Category A abuse, the extreme category, represented 20 percent of illegal images discovered online last year according […]

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Kuimarisha Usalama Wa Kidijitali Kwa Watoto

ChildFund International na Tume ya Umoja wa Afrika (AUC) wametia saini mkataba wa kuhamasisha sekta ya kibinafsi na ya umma kusaidia kuunda mazingira salama ya mtandaoni kwa watoto. Hii inafuatia kuongezeka kwa visa vya unyonyaji na unyanyasaji wa watoto mtandaoni kupitia teknolojia ya kidijitali. ChildFund inaongoza msukumo wa sera na sheria za kukomesha unyanyasaji wa […]

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USA: Dangerous TikTok Challenge Leaves Teen with 80% Burn on His Body

A 16-year-old boy from North Carolina in the USA was severely disfigured, with burns covering nearly 80 percent of his body after he participated in a dangerous Tik Tok challenge. The New York Post reported. The latest TikTok trend sees users trying to make the blowtorch using a lighter and a spray can. According to his family […]