Child Protection&Online Safety

27 April 2016

Revenge porn: the industry profiting from online abuse The Guardian

Six years ago, Rebekah Wells Googled her name to see what turned up. The results horrified her: nude photos of herself taken by her ex-boyfriend, along with her name and address, on commercial porn sites such as ImageFlea, ImageEarn and PinkMeth.

Read full article

21 April 2016

Criminals hide child abuse images behind legal porn sites The Guardian

People viewing or searching for adult pornography online face the risk of being arrested for accessing child abuse images because paedophiles are increasingly hiding criminal content on legal commercial websites, the Internet Watch Foundation has warned.

Read full article

14 April 2016

Senior UK Tory calls on government to overhaul internet abuse laws The Guardian

Britain needs better internet laws to stop online abuse that may be creating a nightmare for society in future, Maria Miller, the Conservative former culture secretary and equalities minister, has said.

Read full article

12 April 2016

The women abandoned to their online abusers The Guardian

For the past 16 months, Suzanne Fernandes has been targeted online with racial abuse, pornography and death threats. The two individuals she believes are responsible share many similarities: an interest in far-right politics, an ability to create multiple anonymous fake social media accounts, and past convictions for extreme internet harassment.

Read full article

06 April 2016

We must never forget that children in sexual abuse material online are real The Guardian

Mick Moran has a clear, strong message: "People need to realise, these are kids being abused to produce this material. These are children, real children in these images."

Read full article

04 April 2016

Teenage Sexting Is Not Child Porn New York Times

Teenagers who sext are in a precarious legal position. Though in most states teenagers who are close in age can legally have consensual sex, if they create and share sexually explicit images of themselves, they are technically producing, distributing or possessing child pornography. The laws that cover this situation, passed decades ago, were meant to apply to adults who exploited children and require those convicted under them to register as sex offenders.

Read full article

26 March 2016

Children as young as seven caught sexting at school, UK study reveals The Guardian

More than half of teachers are aware of incidents of children sextingat their school, including primary-school pupils as young as seven, according to a study by one teaching union.

Read full article

15 February 2016

Paedophiles use secret Facebook groups to swap images BBC News

Paedophiles are using secret groups on Facebook to post and swap obscene images of children, the BBC has found.

Read full article

22 January 2016

Expose cyberbullies, says Sir Tim Berners-Lee BBC News

The inventor of the world wide web has said there should be an option to disclose the identity of cyberbullies.

Read full article

25 November 2015

YouTube Kids App Faces New Complaints Over Ads for Junk Food New York Times

Visit YouTube Kids and typically it will not be long before promotions for junk food appear. The advertisements regularly show up in the form of funny contests and animated stories.

Read full article

16 October 2015

German police warn parents over Facebook pictures of children BBC News

A German police force has warned parents against posting photographs of their children to Facebook publicly.

Read full article

12 October 2015

Liberal MP breaks ranks with Australian government to support Labor revenge porn bill The Guardian

Liberal backbencher Karen McNamara has broken ranks with her Coalition colleagues to support Labor legislation aimed at punishing people who share intimate sexual imagery without consent, a practice known as revenge porn.

Read full article

Revenge porn: 175 cases reported to UK police in six months The Guardian

Nearly 200 cases of revenge porn have been reported to police in the past six months by victims as young as 12, according to the largest collection of official figures to date.

Read full article

28 September 2015

Urgent action needed to combat online violence against women & girls, says new UN report: Millions affected globally, but most countries still failing to effectively address growing problem International Telecommunication Union

A new report released today by the United Nations Broadband Commission reveals that almost three quarters of women online have been exposed to some form of cyber violence, and urges governments and industry to work harder and more effectively together to better protect the growing number of women and girls who are victims of online threats and harassment.

Read full article

23 September 2015

Cyberbullying 'worse than face-to-face' abuse, suggests global research BBC News

One-in-five young people has been cyberbullied, according to a research across 11 countries.

Read full article

27 August 2015

'Dark net' paedophilia: Prosecutors fear more children falling prey to secret abuse networks ABC News

As revealed by the ABC, scores of children have been saved from abuse after an elaborate sting by Queensland Police detectives who adopted the online persona of paedophile Shannon McCoole, the administrator of a secret online abuse network with 45,000 members.

Read full article

26 August 2015

Secret 'dark net' operation saves scores of children from abuse; ringleader Shannon McCoole behind bars after police take over child porn site ABC News

Scores of children have been saved from abuse after an elaborate sting by Queensland Police led to the identification and arrest of key members of a global online sex abuse network.

Read full article

18 August 2015

Age ratings enforced for UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo The Guardian

Clear age ratings will be displayed on UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo, as the government seeks to protect children from inappropriate content online.

Read full article

10 August 2015

Google, Facebook and Twitter to block 'hash lists' of child abuse BBC News

Web giants Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with a British charity in a bid to remove millions of indecent child images from the net.

Read full article

23 July 2015

Microsoft seeks revenge porn removal requests BBC News

Microsoft is inviting "revenge porn" victims to use an online form to help it restrict access to the images.

Read full article

22 July 2015

Scale of child abuse images online is 'shocking', says NSPCC The Guardian

Two people are being convicted of child abuse image crimes every day on average, two years after a government pledge to crack down on the offence, the NSPCC says.

Read full article

21 July 2015

Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds Washington Post

Here's a research finding that should surprise no one: The men most likely to harass women online ... are the men most likely to have their own problems.

Read full article

20 June 2015

Google announces plan to remove sexually explicit 'revenge porn' from search results ABC News

Google says it is taking steps to remove sexually explicit images of people posted without their consent - known as "revenge porn" - from their search results.

Read full article

18 June 2015

Police investigate 'revenge porn' website allegedly showing South Australian woman ABC News

A international website sharing "intimate images" of women believed to be from South Australia is under investigation by SA Police.

Read full article

08 June 2015

Online abuse is a real problem. This US congresswoman wants the FBI to treat it like one. Washington Post

There are a lot of problems with the way we deal with the thorny issue of online harassment. As a recent Supreme Court ruling on harassment shows, the country's best legal minds are still grappling with how to deal with threats made on the Web. Few deny that online abuse occurs; when it comes to addressing it, however, there seem to be a lot of roadblocks in the way.

Read full article

Registrar Solutions