It is time to turn knowledge
I would like to extend my gratitude to the nearly 300 police officers who participated in our research. The work that they do is invaluable to children and to the communities they serve around the world, and we must always be grateful for the ambition, innovation and drive with which they approach their work.
I would also like to extend my gratitude to NetClean’s customers who trusted us with information about their experiences of finding child sexual abuse material in their IT environments. I am grateful that they allowed us to share their data and insight into the circumstances surrounding incidents in their IT environment.
I also would also like to say a big thank you to our sister company Griffeye, who shared their customer database and knowledge with us on this issue. Without them this report would not exist.
Now is the time to turn our research, knowledge and ambition into action. It is the key to providing children with a happier childhood, free from sexual abuse. Looking at the work of dedicated police officers and employers who have taken concrete action, we know that there is a place for everyone and anyone to help. It is now time for leaders, governments, businesses, organisations and individuals to play their part.
With the right knowledge we can focus our resources where they are needed most. We have to act on every level in our communities as well as on the internet. We have to make the most out of technology and ensure that it is used in the right way. When we do, we can break the circle of abuse and give children across the world a brighter future.