See what the Alliance is doing on: Policy

Library article
19 October 2021
Estimates of childhood exposure to online sexual harms and their risk factors

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Report)

A global study of childhood experiences of 18-20 year olds conducted by Economist Impact.

Library article
19 October 2021
Global Threat Assessment 2021

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Report)

An overview of the scale and complexity of child sexual exploitation and abuse online, and what’s being done to tackle it worldwide.

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19 October 2021
Global Threat Assessment 2021

Global view of child sexual exploitation and abuse online: technology, victims & offenders

Library article
13 October 2021
Ofcom A-SPARC Model

Publisher: Ofcom (Report)

In early September 2020, Ofcom commissioned PA Consulting to deliver a project to model the functional and architectural structures, workflows and evolution of online platforms. This ‘A-SPARC’ model will help…

Blog post
12 July 2021
A global race to stop and prevent abuse online

Publisher: eSafety Commissioner (Blog)

60ec5f77aece3 bpthumb Julie Inman Grant, Australian eSafety Commissioner

Australia’s eSafety Commission Julie Inman Grant explains the additional powers given to her office in this new legislation and how they have worked with industry to develop Safety by Design

Framework capability
16 June 2021
Legislation

Comprehensive and effective domestic legislation to protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse – both online and offline.

Library article
10 June 2021
Transparency in the Regulation of Online Safety

Publisher: Ofcom (Report)

The UK’s draft Online Safety Bill proposes to give the communications regulator Ofcom powers to require online service providers to produce annual transparency reports about illegal and harmful content on…

Framework capability
31 May 2021
International Commitments

What is it? International commitments to capacity development (both cross-border technology-based improvements and systemic improvements within countries) and to the prevention of inadequate or ineffective state response systems.In addition, this…

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Legislation

What is it? A ‘suite of legislation’ that effectively defines and legislates against all forms of child abuse and exploitation, including on and offline offences, trafficking and slavery.Clear and consistent…

Framework capability
31 May 2021
Political will

What is it? Senior level recognition that child sexual abuse and exploitation is a problem that leaders need to address, including where the internet plays a role (CSEA online).Allocation of…

Library article
12 May 2021
Outcomes briefing – technology, privacy and rights roundtable

Publisher: ECPAT International, WeProtect Global Alliance (Briefing)

This outcomes briefing records the outcomes from the roundtable meeting: issue context, key challenges, potential solutions and mapping the way forward.

Library article
28 April 2021
Guidance for implementing the Global Strategic Response

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Tool)

Guidance for practitioners and decision-makers across the globe to reach the outcomes outlined in the Alliance’s Global Strategic Response.

Library article
19 April 2021
End-To-End Encryption: Understanding the impacts for child safety online

Publisher: NSPCC (Report)

There are diverse and often conflicting opinions on the extent to which platforms should adopt online privacy and safety features, but the overwhelming majority of participants agree that child safety…

Library article
25 March 2021
In Our Own Words: Young People’s version of General Comment No. 25

Publisher: 5Rights Foundation (Briefing)

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child have written how children should be treated in the digital world. This shorter version was written by young people for other…

Blog post
10 February 2021
Rebooting child protection systems: 5 ways to address child sexual abuse online

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Blog)

6024d785aea24 bpthumb Anna Gawn, Director of Stratagem International, advisor on child protection and safeguarding (digital and offline) reform

With more children than ever now engaging online, it is vital that they are both protected and enabled to engage safely. After the UN Committee on the Rights of the…

Blog post
2 February 2021
Defending the privacy of child sexual abuse victims online, in the EU and worldwide

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Blog)

A debate has been raging in Europe over what takes precedence: privacy or child protection. In September 2020 we were called by a member of the European Parliament who asked…

Library article
15 January 2021
Briefing on the future of digital tools to detect child sexual exploitation and abuse online in Europe

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Briefing)

What is the issue? On 21 December 2020, the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) came into force in the European Union (EU), which provides an expanded definition of ‘electronic communications…

Library article
30 December 2020
Guidelines for industry on Child Online Protection

Publisher: International Telecommunications Union (Report)

The  COP Guidelines for industry  aim  at establishing the foundation for safer and more secure use of Internet-based services and associated technologies for today’s children and future generations.

Blog post
10 December 2020
Digital Rights are Human Rights

Publisher: WeProtect Global Alliance (Blog)

The drafters of Article 4 – the right not to be held in slavery or servitude – could not have foreseen the role of future technology in the abuse of…

Blog post
18 November 2020
Case study: what the Philippines is doing to end online child abuse

Publisher: Apolitical (Blog)

600ec22496097 bpthumb Juvy Mae T. Navarro, Social Welfare Officer, the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development

To coordinate the interventions of all stakeholders in addressing all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, the Philippine Government formed the Committee for the Special Protection of Children…

Blog post
18 November 2020
Effecting change through collaboration

Publisher: Apolitical (Blog)

600ec2a439dd6 bpthumb Barbara Mae P. Flores, Deputy Regional Director at the Regional Prosecution Office XI, under the Philippine Department of Justice

As a pioneer member of our regional task force created in 2011, I was able to participate in several case build-up investigations involving human trafficking and online sexual exploitation of…