On 18 November, the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation, the European Commission reconfirms its determination to fight Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation with all the tools at its disposal. This year’s edition focuses on “Preventing risky behaviour by children: child self-generated sexual images and/or videos”.
Over the last years, there has been a staggering increase in the reported cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation. The COVID-19 crisis has further deteriorated the situation. In particular, there has been an increase of self-generated material.
What is the EU doing to fight Child Sexual Abuse?
Child sexual abuse is a serious crime with long-lasting consequences. It has both offline and online components, demanding a comprehensive and global response. Given the scourge of child sexual abuse in the EU and globally, it is essential that all actors – governments, industry, civil society and others – come together to work out a common and coordinated solution to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse in all its forms, both in the offline and online environments and better protect victims.
At Kean, through the EU projects, we take part in the #PROSPECT & the #ENHAGA Project– we try to make clear that the victimisation of even one child can not be accepted. Let’s educate children, let’s get informed!