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How can we protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation online?

Governments, civil society and the private sector must all work together to fight child sexual abuse and exploitation online, which is a pervasive and pernicious global issue. But what is the right working model to effectively address this issue? And how should we adapt to an evolving landscape, as technology evolves and plays an increasing part both in aiding perpetrators and in providing solutions?

We put some of YOUR questions on this topic to a panel of experts to discuss solutions:

  • Antonio Labrador Jimenez, Team Leader, Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse, European Commission
  • Almudena Lara, Child Safety Senior Manager, Google
  • Denton Howard, Executive Director, INHOPE
  • Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen, Executive Director & Senior Specialist, Protect Children Finland

How can we protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation online? Can we find approaches, from technology innovations to public awareness campaigns or whole-of-society responses, that can help prevent child sexual abuse before it happens, and deter this illegal behaviour? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!

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