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The Response

We provide a platform, a voice and a toolkit for our members to tackle online child sexual abuse at a global scale

Global response

Sexual exploitation of children occurs in a borderless online world

National response

Nation interventions by goverments and supporting members

Technology solutions

Working with the technology industry to step up the collective response

Child & survivor perspectives

Empowering children and survivors to learn from their experiences

How the Alliance is responding

The victims of online child sexual exploitation and abuse are young and may sometimes appear almost invisible. But the damage done to them is very real. It includes physical, mental and emotional harm. For some, the effects stay with them throughout their lives. 

80% increase in child sexual abuse material reported to the INHOPE global network of hotlines over a 12-month period

As well as the physical and psychological damage to individual children, the long-term economic harm is huge. Conservative estimates of the financial impact of this crime run to billions of dollars. This includes the costs of health and social care. It also includes the long-term impact on society of survivors’ lost opportunities in terms of education, economic activity and quality of life.

There is an economic, operational and moral case to step up our response. As more children go online around the world, and as the technology landscape changes and evolves, we need an active cross-sector response more than ever.

WePROTECT Global Alliance offers a forum for collaboration, networking and action. We provide a platform, a voice and a toolkit for our members to tackle online child sexual abuse at a global scale. We will continue to fight to raise awareness, support action and ultimately put a stop to the sexual exploitation and abuse of our children online.