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STATEMENT: Croatia latest hotline to join Project Arachnid in battle against online child sexual exploitation

For Immediate Release

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is pleased to announce that Croatia’s Centar za nestalu I zlostavljanu djecu (Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Croatia) (CNZD) has joined Project Arachnid, a platform for reducing the online availability of child sexual abuse materials around the world.

CNZD is the sixth international hotline to start working within Project Arachnid, adding to the growing team of analysts from Canada, the USA, Sweden, Finland, and Colombia. This kind of international collaboration is absolutely critical in the battle against this borderless crime.

While no one knows how many images and videos of child sexual abuse material are on the internet, every month Project Arachnid is detecting more than 500,000 unique images of suspected child sexual abuse material requiring analyst assessment.

Project Arachnid launched in January of 2017 as a response to the findings of the Survivors’ Survey and the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material witnessed by Project Arachnid detects known images and videos of child sexual abuse material online and issues notices to the hosting provider requesting its removal. To date, Project Arachnid has sent more than 1.6 million notices for removal of child sexual abuse material to providers.

To learn more about Project Arachnid, visit