Protect Children presentation at ERA Conference: ’Preventing Child Sexual Abuse’

On 21-22 October 2021, Protect Children specialists attended and presented at the Academy of European Law (ERA) Conference: ’Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Role of law enforcement agencies and the internet industry’ in Tallinn.  

Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen, Executive Director; Anna Ovaska, Legal Specialist; and Tegan Insoll, Project Researcher, presented the findings from the recently published research on the use of child sexual abuse materials on the dark web – sharing findings and recommendations for future work and research. 

Read the full research report on the findings from Protect Children’s dark web research on users of child sexual abuse materials (CSAM).

The key topics of the conference included: 

  • European and international legal instruments to fight child sex abuse material  
  • Measures against advertising abuse opportunities and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism  
  • Preventive intervention programmes or measures  
  • Intervention programmes or measures on a voluntary basis in the course of or after criminal proceedings 

The seminar aimed to assess and debate legal measures to prevent and combat the production, processing, possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material on the internet. Particular emphasis was placed on the dialogue between law enforcement agencies and the internet industry. 

Thank you to ERA and the Estonian Prosecutor’s Office for inviting Protect Children to join this important event.  

Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen, Executive Director, Senior Specialist; Anna Ovaska, Legal Specialist & Tegan Insoll, Project Researcher, at ERA Conference, Tallinn.