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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).

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.

22 April 2014

Various VGT partners featured in Bloomberg Business Week story

WASHINGTON — Several of the Virtual Global Taskforce’s law enforcement and private sector members were profiled as part of a recent article by Bloomberg Business Week on the various global [more...]

17 April 2014

EXPERT JOINS THE ECPAT GLOBAL NETWORK

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16 April 2014

Online Child Sexual Exploitation On The Rise? – Internet Hotlines, Industry and Law Enforcement Doing More Than Ever To Fight It

Amsterdam – The Netherlands Today, INHOPE – The International Association of Internet Hotlines published its new data set for the year 2013 showcasing key trends and emerging threats in the [more...]

28 February 2014

EX-MARINE RECEIVES 210-YEAR FEDERAL PRISON TERM FOR DRUGGING AND RAPING GIRLS IN CAMBODIA

Ex-Marine receives 210-year federal prison term for drugging and raping girls in Cambodia A retired U.S. Marine Corps captain who was convicted of drugging and sexually abusing girls in Cambodia [more...]

18 February 2014

HSI BOGOTA AND COLOMBIAN NATIONAL POLICE ARREST CHILD PREDATOR

HSI Bogota and Colombian National Police arrest child predator U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) partnered with the National Police of Colombia (CNP) Feb. 10 to [more...]

10 February 2014

It’s A Penalty: Underage Sex Warning to World Cup Supporters

Child protection charities have joined forces with the football world and law enforcement on a campaign to protect Brazilian children from sexual exploitation and abuse during the World Cup 2014. [more...]

10 February 2014

Two VGT Partners Fight Dissemination of Child Sexual Exploitation Images Through Targeted Collaboration

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and PayPal are combining efforts to address the dissemination of child pornography images through file sharing, peer-to-peer and other digital content [more...]

4 February 2014

ATTACK ON ONLINE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE NETWORK SAVES CHILDREN

A New Zealand multi-agency operation targeting an online child sexual abuse network has caught six offenders, safeguarded four children and rescued a 6-year-old victim in the United Kingdom from the [more...]

4 February 2014

AMERICAN EXPAT WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN IN ECUADOR SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN US PRISON

American expat who sexually abused children in Ecuador sentenced to 30 years in US prison A former Maryland resident who moved to Ecuador where he sexually abused young boys and [more...]

24 January 2014

Paraguay signs agreement to improve information exchange regarding child pornography investigations

A new international agreement was signed Wednesday by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Paraguayan Attorney General’s Office to streamline information sharing regarding suspected child [more...]

16 January 2014

29 arrested in international case involving live online webcam child abuse

An organized crime group that facilitated the live streaming of on-demand child sexual abuse in the Philippines has been dismantled after a joint investigation by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency [more...]

12 December 2013

Tourists to Southeast Asia call for more action on child safe tourism

Travelers to Southeast Asia want the tourism industry to take more action to protect children from exploitation, according to a new report issued by Project Childhood Prevention Pillar – an [more...]

22 November 2013

VGT recommends worldwide adoption of Open Data Protocol, increased victim identification efforts

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) announced two key recommendations to help combat online child sexual abuse material at the conclusion of its board meeting this week in New Zealand. The [more...]

22 November 2013

VGT board applauds government, industry strides against online child exploitation

The Virtual Global Taskforce’s (VGT) board of management applauded announcements made at a U.K. summit this week by government and industry leaders interested in combating online child sexual exploitation. Board [more...]

20 November 2013

EC3 trains future EU cybercrime experts

Still in its first year, the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has expanded its training and capacity building with a new course on Open Source information technology (IT) forensics which is [more...]

20 November 2013

EC3 hosts seminar for law enforcement and private sector to combat online child sexual exploitation

Cooperation among law enforcement, child protection hotlines, NGOs and the private sector was discussed at the Child Sexual Exploitation Experts seminar which took place on Nov. 13 at Europol, The [more...]

24 October 2013

Veteran “HEROs” join ICE efforts to bring child predators to justice

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers today joined U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director John Sandweg, U.S. Special Operations Command Director of the Care Coalition Kevin McDonnell [more...]

22 October 2013

GLOBAL CRIMINALS TO FEEL FORCE OF NEW NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

Serious and organized criminals across the globe will feel the full force of United Kingdom (U.K.) law enforcement thanks to the October launch of the U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA). [more...]

17 October 2013

144 suspects in the picture during national week of action against child pornography

Last week, the National Police of the Netherlands and the Public Prosecution Service held a national week of action against the possession of child pornography. During the week of action, [more...]

27 September 2013

VGT holds inaugural meeting for private sector partners

The inaugural meeting of private members of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) was held just outside Washington, D.C., last week at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in [more...]