How Livestreaming Child Sexual Exploitation Confuses Lawmakers

The internet has challenged policymakers by introducing numerous harmful actions over a short period. Livestreamed child sexual exploitation (LCSE) is an especially damaging offense that often goes unaddressed due to discovery and prosecution complexities. Currently, no international agreement exists that defines livestreamed child abuse and exploitation. These limitations coupled with rising internet streaming and image capture prevalence, […]

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Child Sexting: Parenting, Trafficking Risks, and Minimizing Harm

Child sexting is a behavior that can lead to exploitation practices, such as sextortion. Coordinated sexting education is needed to minimize harm. Sexting involves children sharing self-generated sexual content and sending it to others via mobile phones or the internet.[1]The ability to deliver provocative images to interested parties is an alluring development entrenched in the modern […]

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The Use of the Internet to Recruit Children by Traffickers

The internet has revolutionized the way traffickers recruit victims, and children are especially vulnerable. Sex traffickers increasingly turn to social media and online platforms to recruit children for trafficking schemes. In 2020, considering the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, the National Human Trafficking Hotline identified a 22% increase in online recruitment into trafficking schemes and reported the internet as […]

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