Press & Media: News Releases / 2021
Child protection organization calls for need to modernize safeguarding structures in education system; Government-mandated child sexual abuse prevention program step in right direction
On January 3, 2022, more than 230,000 Ontario Certified Teachers (OCTs) will have access to a provincially government mandated child sexual abuse prevention program developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P), and facilitated by the Ontario College of Teachers.
Cybertip.ca Alert: Hacking Snapchat® accounts or using the threat of hacking to sextort teens
Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children, is seeing an alarming trend in reports from teens who have had their Snapchat accounts hacked and had their intimate images or videos shared on the social media platform.
Cybertip.ca Alert: Alarming escalation in sextortion tactics targeting teens
Cybertip.ca is seeing an escalation in tactics being used by offenders to sextort teens. This comes on the heels of the tipline’s most recent alert that warned parents of a 62% increase in reports of teens being sextorted over the past six months, with males, ages 15–17, being a particular focus.
Cybertip.ca sees a 62% increase in reports of teens being sextorted online; boys appear to be biggest target
Ahead of Cybertip.ca Awareness Day this Sunday, Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children, has released a new Alert after seeing a 62% increase in reports of teens being sextorted over the past six months, with males, ages 15–17, being the biggest target.
Statement on behalf of the Phoenix 11: Survivors’ voices must be part of debate over Apple’s plan to tackle child sexual abuse imagery
We, the Phoenix 11, are among the countless children whose pain and trauma is captured in the millions of child sexual abuse images that, in this moment, circulate freely on the internet.
Google’s proposed child‑safety measures a big step forward, more details needed to evaluate policy changes
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection welcomes news of Google’s plan to bring about significant design and policy changes to better protect children and adolescents in the digital space.
Apple’s move to proactively tackle child sexual abuse material an important step toward industry‑wide, victim‑focused action
Proposed image scanning technology only part of solution; many other problems unaddressed, says Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
New Statistics Canada crime data shows victimization of children intensified during pandemic
Reports of offenders luring children online up 15%; making and distribution of child sexual abuse material incidents up 27% compared to pre‑pandemic levels.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection launches new surveys to learn from survivors of child sexual abuse material and their families
The second edition of C3P’s International Survivors’ Survey, and the new Survey for Protective Parents, seek to further understand the challenges survivors and their families face — from mental and physical wellbeing, to safety concerns such as being stalked by online offenders for years after the abuse, to trying to get their CSAM removed from the internet.
New data-driven report shows depth of internet companies’ failure to curb spread of child sexual abuse material
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has released a first-of-its-kind report, providing unprecedented insight into the availability of child sexual abuse material and the role vast networks of lesser-known internet companies play in facilitating the spread.
Statement: Canadian Centre for Child Protection Supports UK’s Online Safety Bill
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection applauds the UK’s continued leadership and efforts to better protect children online with the introduction of the Draft Online Safety Bill today.
Survivors of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) call out Twitter on its birthday for the spread of their devastating assault videos and imagery
Survivors of child sexual abuse material are wishing Twitter a happy 15th birthday by sharing their collective devastating stories and struggles to have the platform remove their own child sexual abuse material in a new video.
Statement on behalf of the Phoenix 11: Survivors of child sexual abuse material demand action from tech one year after key players support online anti-exploitation principles
Today the Phoenix 11, a collective of survivors whose child sexual abuse was recorded, and in the majority of cases, distributed online, issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the establishment of the 5 Eyes’ Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (Voluntary Principles).
Details on Cybertip.ca reports related to MindGeek-owned websites presented to federal MP committee
Details on Cybertip.ca reports processed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) relating to MindGeek-owned websites were presented today to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics today.
National tipline sees rise in reports of sextortion
This Safer Internet Day the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is helping youth, families, and educators understand how sextortion happens and how to get help.
Statement from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection regarding MindGeek’s testimony at today’s Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is encouraged by the intense interest demonstrated today by members of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on the content moderation practices of the company MindGeek, and its adult website PornHub.