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21 May 2020
On May 18, Europol’s executive director Catherine De Bolle called the attention of Members of European Parliament to the issue of child sexual online abuse due to the increased use of online applications because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Criminals...
08 May 2020
In an article by Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, a child right specialist, she gives some tools for parents to protect their children more effectively from paedophiles. As these are usually skilful manipulators, you cannot see from the outside what they are...
06 May 2020
The website of Croatian Police Directorate announced the text of the international success of the campaign “Behind the Doors” (“Behind This Door Lives Mia”) on April 23, 2020. We convey the text in its entirety: “Sometimes, for those most...
06 May 2020
These days, while we are all focused on #StayHome, trying to comply with all the recommended measures to end the pandemic as soon as possible, have we considered the most vulnerable groups that don’t feel safe behind closed doors? There are those...
04 May 2020
TURKESTAN, Kazakhstan — “I’m sure any woman or girl who has survived violence remembers all her life the day when it happened for the first time,” says Indira,* a three-time survivor of sexual violence who lives in the southern Kazakh city of...
17 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has now spread to virtually every country in the world and has a devastating impact on people, economies, health systems, and communities. While most people's lives are put on hold, criminals are finding ways to take advantage of the...
07 Apr 2020
While most people are trying to solve the problems COVID-19 has caused all over the world, criminals are taking advantage of the situation by putting children at increased risk of sexual abuse and exploitation.  During the COVID-19 outbreak, an...
21 Mar 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an article about sexual violence in Bulgaria, the victims' inability to be heard, and the poor or non-existent sex education in the country. The article notes that in 2019, official statistics from...
11 Feb 2020
On Safer Internet Day (11 February), Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó wrote six key points on the subject of child pornography. Child pornography is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world It is estimated that more than 480,000 items of child pornography...
25 Jan 2020
'Just because a child is in their bedroom, it does not necessarily mean they are safe.' — Susie Hargreaves, chief executive of the Internet Watch Foundation. Children in bedrooms with a camera-enabled device and internet access are highly vulnerable...

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