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  • Stop the spread of child sexual abuse videos

    Digital video content has experienced an explosive growth in the last decade. Our viewing habits have also shifted from TVs to digital devices (laptop, tablet and smartphone). The total video viewing time for UK consumers is on average 212 minutes a day, compared to a global average of 204 minutes and a European average of 173 minutes.
  • Safer Internet Day – make a pledge

    Today is Safer Internet Day in the UK, the aim is to raise awareness of Internet safety and encourage organisations to get involved with promoting the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
  • Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week – More Must Be Done

    While the start of February may have passed many of us by, the beginning of an important week should have carried much greater attention. The 1st of February 2016 marked the start of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week in the UK. Seven days that are dedicated to improving society’s understanding of the many cases of sexual
  • Doing our Part – Using Technology for Good

    As you can gather from Maura Harty and Rich Brown’s blog posts, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and Project VIC are two incredible organisations. Many organisations want to make a difference, but ICMEC and Project VIC truly are, and we could note be prouder to play a part in making the world a safer place for children.
  • Shining the Spotlight on CSA

    With the release of director Tom McCarthy’s latest film due on January 29 in the UK, the spotlight is well and truly on the subject of child sexual abuse (CSA) right now.
  • The Passion Behind the Project: The Importance of Training

    To enact true change, the right tools and proper training is key, but advanced, first-class tools tend to have a price tag that agencies can’t afford.
  • Gaps in sex education leave too many children at risk

    A recent report by the National Children’s Bureau has called for mandatory status for sex and relationships education (SRE) in all UK schools, following a youth survey which finds child safety is being ‘undermined’ by dramatic variations in what is taught.
  • Project VIC: Finding Strength in Information Sharing

    As the Law Enforcement and Technology Liaison at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), I am proud to be one of the driving forces behind Project VIC.
  • Ending a Global Epidemic

    At the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), we advocate, train and collaborate to eradicate child abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation. And when it comes to protecting society’s most vulnerable citizens, we know the only way to create a safer world is to bring together the best ideas and resources that the public and private sector have to offer.

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