European Financial Coalition soon to become permanent project under Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
How do we collectively disrupt the business model behind child sexual exploitation? And for payment services and law enforcement, how to track the financial flows in indecent profits and all together prevent children from being used as commodities?
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Webwise recently hosted an internet safety panel discussion at the Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20 year olds. The one-hour discussion hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ) addressed important online issues for teens including online exploitation, peer-led anti-bullying campaigns and non-consensual sharing of explicit images.
Often referred to as "sextortion" or "webcam blackmailing", the online coercion and extortion of children – a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported.
As of 18 January 2016, Mr Steven Wilson has taken his duties as the new Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).
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.