STATEMENT: Another Two International Tiplines Join Project Arachnid in fighting online child sexual exploitation

October 18, 2018
For Immediate Release

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is very pleased to announce that hotlines in Colombia and Finland are now working within Project Arachnid, a platform for reducing the online availability of child sexual abuse materials.

Red PaPaz operates Te Protejo, the hotline that receives and processes reports of situations that affect children under 18 years old in Colombia, especially child sexual abuse material. Save the Children Finland (SCF) operates Nettivihje, Finland’s hotline for reporting the online sexual exploitation and commercial exploitation of children.

Project Arachnid was launched in January of 2017 as a response to the findings of the Survivors’ Survey and the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material being witnessed by Cybertip.ca. Project Arachnid detects known images and videos of child sexual abuse material online and issues notices to the hosting provider requesting its removal.

Every month, Project Arachnid is detecting more than 100,000 unique images of suspected child sexual abuse materials requiring analyst assessment. To date, Project Arachnid has sent more than one million notices for removal of child sexual abuse materials to providers.

Along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the USA and ECPAT Sweden, there are now analysts in five countries working within Project Arachnid. Global collaboration is essential if we are to have a meaningful impact on the availability of child sexual abuse material. To learn more about Project Arachnid, visit https://projectarachnid.ca/.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact:

Phone:
204-945-8074

Email:
communications@protectchildren.ca

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About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization. The Canadian Centre operates Cybertip.ca – Canada’s national tipline to report child sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet, as well as other prevention and intervention services to the Canadian public.

About Cybertip.ca: Since its inception in September 2002, Cybertip.ca has evolved as a central component of Canada’s national strategy to protect children from sexual exploitation on the internet. The tipline has responded to 550,000+ child sexual exploitation reports from the public and referred those reports to law enforcement for investigation, resulting in at least 514 individuals being arrested, hundreds of children being removed from abusive environments and the protection of countless children both within Canada and abroad. Cybertip.ca also provides education and awareness material to help keep Canadians safe, distributing more than 12 million safety resources free-of-charge to schools, law enforcement, child welfare, industry and other stakeholders over the past 15 years.