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The following pages will take you to useful information and resources specific to your country.

You will find information which will further equip you with the tools to help safeguard children and limit online offender opportunity.

These resources will also provide you with tips for young people on having fun, staying in control and being safer online.

Australia

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If you are accessing this site from Australia, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

For Australian law enforcement, visit the Australian Federal Police (AFP) website.

The AFP also manages the Australian ThinkUKnow website, which provides further information, interactive training and advice for parents, carers, teachers and young people.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of:

  • broadcasting
  • the internet
  • radio communications
  • telecommunications

The ACMA operates a Hotline for the investigation of complaints about online child sexual abuse material and other potentially illegal or prohibited content under an online content co-regulatory scheme established by Australian legislation. The ACMA is a long time member of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE). Through the INHOPE referral protocols and established relationships with law enforcement, the ACMA actively contributes to the removal of online child sexual abuse material from around the world.

Cybersmart, an ACMA initiative, provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world. Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.

Stay Smart Online is an initiative of the Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy. Stay Smart Online is a cyber security website providing information for Australian internet users on the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is an organisation which aims to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every Australian child.

Canada

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If you are accessing this site from Canada, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organisation dedicated to the personal safety of all children.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is part of Canada’s National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet. The goal is to reduce child victimisation by providing programs and services to Canadians.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is responsible for operating Canada’s national tip-line.

Kids Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA) educates children, parents, and others about internet safety, particularly in the area of online child sexual exploitation. KINSA is also an advocate for victims of internet-based child sexual exploitation.

For Canadian law enforcement, visit the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre as part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police website.

Italy

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If you are accessing this site from Italy, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

For Italian law enforcement, visit the Italian Postal and Police Communication Service.

New Zealand

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If you are accessing this site from New Zealand, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

For New Zealand law enforcement, visit the New Zealand Police website.

NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of cyberspace.

NetSafe has developed ‘the orb‘ to offer all New Zealanders a simple and secure way to report online incidents which may break NZ law or breach legislation.

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation.

Republic of Korea

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If you are accessing this site from Republic of Korea, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

For Republic of Korea law enforcement, visit the Korean National Police Agency website (www.police.go.kr), as well as the Cyber Terror Response website (www.ctrc.go.kr).

Switzerland

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If you are accessing this site from Switzerland, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

For Swiss law enforcement, visit the Cybercrime Coordination Unit Switzerland website.

Action Innocence is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on preserving the dignity and integrity of children on the Internet.

As a national foundation, “Kinderschutz Schweiz” is active in all parts of Switzerland and ensures that the children of society grow up with dignity, their rights are respected and their integrity is protected.

The Swiss Crime Prevention organization (SCP) is committed to raising prevention awareness throughout society as a whole.

In November 2010, the Swiss Foundation for the Protection of Children launched the campaign “Stop Child Sex Tourism.” Together with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, the Federal Office of Police and various important players of the tourism industry, the aim of the campaign is to enhance the protection of children in holiday destinations. Similar campaigns have also been launched in Germany and Austria. The site’s online reporting form allows users to report suspected cases of child sex tourism and is a central element of the campaign.

United Arab Emirates

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If you are accessing this site from the UAE, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

For UAE law enforcement, visit the Ministry of Interior, United Arab Emirates.

United Kingdom

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If you are accessing this site from the UK, there are a number of organisations who can help locally.

For more advice and support for parents within the UK visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre website

CEOP also manages the UK ThinkUKnow website, which provides further information, interactive training and advice for parents, carers, teachers and young people.

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

Beatbullying is the UK’s leading bullying prevention charity, creating a world where bullying, violence and harassment are unacceptable.

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency.

Follow CEOP and the NCA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nca) and Twitter (@NCA_UK).

United States

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If you are accessing this site from the US, there are a number of organizations who can help locally.

For US law enforcement, visit the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Operation Predator website.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children®, established in 1984, is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC operates a number of programs to help response, education, and prevention including a 24-hour call center, the CyberTipline, NetSmartz, and other.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program was created to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in the US by enhancing their investigative response to technology facilitated crimes against children.

Further advice and support for young people can be found on NetSmartz.

International

Europol is the law enforcement agency of the European Union. Its aim is to help achieve a safer Europe by supporting the law enforcement agencies of European Union member states in their fight against international serious crime and terrorism.

Interpol exists to help create a safer world. Its aim is to provide a unique range of essential services for the law enforcement community to optimise the international effort to combat crime.

Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to young people.

Cybersafety is dedicated to keeping kids safe in a wired world. It provides information, resources and helpful links for parents, teachers and children.

Save the Children is a leading independent organisation creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.

SIP-BENCH 2: Benchmarking of parental control tools for the online protection of children is a study is to help parents to choose the most appropriate parental control tool that best fits their needs. This will be done by means of an expert assessment of products, tools and services that allow users to control children’s access to inappropriate content online.

12 June 2016

Virtual Global Taskforce Combatting Child Exploitation Online Welcomes Magnet Forensics

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Combatting Child Exploitation Online welcomed Magnet Forensics, a global leader in the acquisition, analysis and reporting of digital evidence. Their application was approved following a [more...]

8 April 2016

Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Concludes Meeting in Colombia

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) approved a project to form a work group that includes law enforcement entities affiliated to the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) members, alongside its private and [more...]

6 April 2016

The UAE Welcomes the Philippines Joining the Virtual Global Taskforce

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), welcomed the Philippines as a new member of the VGT the Global Alliance against online child [more...]

1 April 2016

VGT Continues its Efforts to Foster Child Protection

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) chaired by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will convene an official meeting in the Colombian city of Cartagena during 4-7 April 2016. The meeting will [more...]

30 December 2015

VGT Welcomes the Child Rescue Coalition

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) welcomed the Child Rescue Coalition, the newest partner to join the alliance with the aim of promoting the efforts in the ongoing fight against online [more...]

20 December 2015

VGT Welcomes Web-IQ from the Netherlands

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) welcomed the Netherlands company Web-IQ specialized in online information, into its organization to protect children against online sexual exploitation. The Web-IQ application was approved following [more...]

20 December 2015

The VGT Child Sexual Exploitation Environmental Scan 2015

Strategic priorities for the Virtual Global Task Force (VGT) Board of Management (BoM) were announced today in a report commissioned by the BoM from The Europol-European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). The [more...]

18 December 2015

UAE Welcomes ICDL GCC to VGT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), welcomed the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) GCC as a new member of the VGT the [more...]

12 November 2015

UAE assumes chair of Virtual Global Taskforce

The United Arab Emirates assumed chair today of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law enforcement and private sector agencies dedicated to combating online child sexual exploitation [more...]

12 November 2015

VGT announces over 300 arrests from Operation Atlas

Members of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) today announced the results of Operation Atlas, a global initiative to highlight investigations being conducted by VGT law enforcement members into the sharing [more...]

14 July 2015

Colombian National Police Cases

Operation OPEN YOUR EYES During a search warrant on Nov. 12, 2014, five adults were arrested in Cucuta, Colombia for pimping minors and pornography with minors. This criminal network used [more...]

15 April 2015

UAE to chair Virtual Global Taskforce

SYDNEY, Australia – The Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates was selected this week as the next chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of [more...]

10 March 2015

New VGT partner Kik Takes Steps to Combat Exploitation of Minors

Kik Interactive has taken two important steps towards preventing exploitation of minors in its chat app, Kik. The Waterloo-based company has become the first Canadian company to adopt Microsoft PhotoDNA [more...]

4 March 2015

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children hosts Inaugural Gala for Child Protection Thursday, May 7

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), a non-profit organization working to empower and equip the global community to protect children from sexual abuse, exploitation and abduction, will [more...]

25 February 2015

International Effort Leads to Rescue of 22-month-old Romanian Baby being molested

This weekend, special agents and investigators in the United States and European Union scrambled to rescue a 22-month-old Romanian baby after learning that she was being sexually abused. It was [more...]

17 November 2014

Two teens rescued from suspected British child sex offender

Two teenagers were rescued from a hotel room in the Philippines following an international investigation into a British man who has been charged with child sex offenses. The Philippine teenagers [more...]

4 November 2014

First Latin American Country to Join Virtual Global Taskforce

Colombia is the latest country to join the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law enforcement and private sector agencies dedicated to combating online child sexual exploitation and [more...]

15 October 2014

Europol Training Course to Further Strengthen the Combating of Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Internet

Europol held its fifteenth “Europol Training Course on Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Internet (COSEC),” Oct. 6-14, in Selm, Germany. The course provided training for 58 representatives [more...]

15 October 2014

Fighting Child Trafficking: A Main Priority for EU Law Enforcement

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups targeted by the organised criminal groups involved in trafficking human beings (THB). Europol, in cooperation with EU law enforcement authorities and its [more...]

1 October 2014

Minister Opstelten: tackle child abuse on the international level

The fight against sexual abuse of children on the Internet is an international matter and the National Police of the Netherlands have joined the international platform of countries, investigative services [more...]