If you would like to protect children from sexual abuse while maintaining a free and open Internet, then Prostasia Foundation may be for you. Before we came along, discussion of child protection at the IGF was dominated by groups promoting criminalization and censorship as solutions—but these approaches have failed.
Contrary to popular belief, police and Internet platforms alone simply don't have what it takes to address child sexual abuse in the holistic manner that the problem demands. Since our formation in 2018, we have been shifting the conversation towards an evidence-based primary prevention approach that can prevent child sexual abuse from being committed in the first place.
- Our brochure
- Our Annual Reports for 2018 and 2019
- Best Practice Principles for Sexual Content Moderation and Child Protection (presented at IGF 2019)
- Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Internet Platforms, Sexual Content, & Child Protection: Background paper (RightsCon 2019 edition)
Learn more about what Prostasia Foundation believes about:
- What Internet platforms can (and can't) do to censor unlawful sexual images of minors
- What makes the Invest in Child Safety Act a better response than the EARN IT Act
- Why censoring online pornography isn't the right approach towards keeping children safe
- Why limiting access to end-to-end encryption isn't a solution to child abuse online
- How a more secure DNS system is beneficial to child safety, rather than threatening it.
Find out about our effective, evidence-based programs, that do offer real solutions:
- Eliminating child abuse images
Eliminating child abuse images without relying on police and censorship
- Get Help
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- Does fantasy cause or prevent offending?
Does art and fantasy lead to child sexual abuse, or can it prevent it?
- Bringing transparency to the child protection sector
Help us throw light on how Internet companies restrict sexual content