- Jun302016Christian Berg
Last week, the NSPCC released its annual ‘How safe are our children? 2016’ report. The report suggests that the Internet used in eight cases of child sex abuse every day. However, we feel that this latest number from the NSPCC is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the actual volume of child sexual abuse cases that have occurred online and go unreported to the police.
- Jun152016Fredrik Frejme
Often ‘insider threats’ are thought of as the typically unwitting evasion of security protocols by employees taking steps to improve productivity. This can be anything from storing private data using Dropbox or forwarding confidential details to a personal email account, without any thought for data security.
- Jun012016Fredrik Frejme
The public, and in many cases even decision-makers in businesses and public authority organisations, are unaware of the extent of the problem of child sexual abuse material happening in our society and local communities. This view is backed by 8 in 10 police officers in our global survey.
- May252016Fredrik Frejme
While we are beginning to see more public awareness on the issues surrounding child sexual abuse, the case against offenders remains weak. Police forces and investigators around the world have voiced their opinions, saying that sentences for child sexual abuse crime are too lenient, and that the legal system is not efficient in stopping child sexual abuse crime
- May182016Fredrik Frejme
In my last blog we looked at the benefits of victim identification. Organisations like Project VIC, of which Griffeye is a founding partner, are working with police and forensic investigators, Europol and Interpol to analyse images and videos in order to track down individuals involved in child sexual abuse cases.
- May112016Fredrik Frejme
The number of children at risk from sexual exploitation is on the rise, yet many investigators do not have the time to give priority to the work that is needed to identify victims.
- May052016Anna Borgström
Online child sexual exploitation is a growing concern around the world and the issue is becoming more severe than ever before. It has never been easier for perpetrators to make contact with innocent children, to share images of abuse and encourage others to commit these hideous crimes.
- Apr212016Anna Borgström
In the world of child sexual abuse, the waters are always muddied. With new methods of criminal activity arising and a vast array of technological advances to thwart them, it’s a field that is always evolving.
- Apr122016Christian Berg
The fact that adults with sexual interest in children would choose to approach these young victims on social media is not a new concept. What has changed in recent years is the quantity of social platforms and how easy, quick and ‘private’ it has become to share images and videos via mobile phones and tablet computers.
- Mar292016Fredrik Frejme
Reliance on mobile technology has grown exponentially in the last decade. Our CEO Christian Berg recently tested out the new range mobile devices and innovations at Mobile World Congress and is thrilled by the exciting new possibilities that these new technologies will bring.
- Mar222016Fredrik Frejme
No parent would want to see their child hurt or in despair. Yet, thousands of children are being sexually abused every single day. They may be living in foreign countries far far away, being trafficked across the seas, or sitting next door to you in your neighbourhood.
- Mar182016Fredrik Frejme
Today, in the UK, it is Child Exploitation Awareness Day – a day that aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding child sexual abuse. After a number of high profile sexual exploitation cases in the news, the National Working Group felt that it was appropriate to create an awareness day that is dedicated to tackling this problem.
- Mar152016Christian Berg
- Mar022016Christian Berg
Our generation lives and breathes in a world of digital connections. Most of us own more than one mobile device, and are spending more and more time on our smartphone, tablet or laptop for work or personal use. In fact, it has recently been reported that Britons now touch their phones every four minutes throughout the day. It is therefore fitting that the theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress would be “Mobile is Everywhere.”
- Feb172016Christian Berg
Crimes against children remains a huge challenge in our society. Worryingly, the number of cases are on the rise and there seems to be no sign of a reversal any time soon.
- Feb112016Fredrik Frejme
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.
- Feb092016Christian Berg
- Feb042016Christian Berg
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
- Feb032016Johann Hofmann
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.
- Jan282016Christian Berg
- Jan272016Christian Berg
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.
- Jan222016Christian Berg
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.
- Jan212016Christian Berg
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.
- Jan112016Christian Berg
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.