New study by INHOPE's Canadian member sheds light on severity of child sexual abuse images

A new study by INHOPE's member the Canadian Centre for Child Protection reinforces concerns regarding the scope and severity of child sexual abuse imagery and underscores the need for additional solutions.

The report, Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Analysis, is based on the review of close to 152,000 reports, examining 43,762 unique images and videos classified as child pornography. Nearly 80 per cent of the images assessed by depicted very young, pre-pubescent children under 12 years of age – with the majority of those being under the age of 8, and nearly 7 per cent were babies or toddlers. Most concerning was the severe abuse depicted. 50 per cent of all images showed explicit sexual activity and assaults – and almost 70 per cent of the images appeared to have been taken within a home setting.
The report highlights the seriousness of this issue and proves that more needs to be done to identify these victims, stop offenders and reduce the online availability of this content. Building public awareness on the issue of child sexual abuse and encouraging adults to report is another highlighted outcome.
Read the full article on the INHOPE website

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  • Awareness
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