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Netsweeper Protects Children from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Online as New Member of WeProtect Global Alliance

The Hague, Netherlands, August 9, 2022 – Netsweeper, a global leader with a long history of helping eliminate child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online, today announced that it has become a member of WeProtect Global Alliance. WeProtect Global Alliance works in partnership with governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations to protect children […]

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Bipartisan SHIELD Act Passes Senate: A Major Step Forward in Protecting Victims of Online Exploitation 

On July 11, 2024, the U.S. Senate passed landmark bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the growing problem of online exploitation involving explicit, private images. The Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution (SHIELD) Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Cornyn, is a crucial development in enhancing legal protections for victims, particularly children.  Addressing

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Senate Hearing on Child Online Safety: Tech CEOs Under Scrutiny 

In a high-stakes Senate hearing, the CEOs of major social media platforms, including Linda Yaccarino of X (formerly Twitter), Shou Chew of TikTok, Evan Spiegel of Snap, and Mark Zuckerberg of Meta (which owns Facebook and Instagram), were called to testify about the measures they are taking to protect children online. This hearing, led by

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Navigating the Battle Against CSAM and Online Exploitation 

In our increasingly digital world, the battle against online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and sexual exploitation is a critical front in safeguarding our communities. As a nation, it’s imperative that we not only prioritize the protection of our most vulnerable members but also recognize the significant financial implications of addressing these issues. In this

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The Surge in Self-Generated Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Online 

In a shocking revelation, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has reported that over 90% of child sexual abuse imagery circulating on the internet is now self-generated. This alarming statistic marks a significant increase of 66% from the previous year, as the foundation uncovered self-generated material on over 100,000 webpages in the last 12 months.  Record

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Emerging Threats to Child Safety in Virtual Realms 

We’ve all heard the buzz about the metaverse. Tech giants are pouring billions into creating these immersive digital worlds where you can live out your wildest fantasies. But here’s the catch: where there’s fun, there’s also the potential for danger, especially for our children.  The Disturbing Reality of Virtual Assaults  The recent investigation into a virtual

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Safeguarding Children Amidst National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January marks National Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States—a solemn reminder of the widespread human rights violations that persist in modern society. As we raise awareness and combat this global issue, technology plays a crucial role in safeguarding vulnerable populations, especially children. Netsweeper, a leading internet filtering and security solution, stands at the

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Safeguarding Our Future: Protecting Children Online from Emerging Threats

In an age defined by digital connectivity and technological progress, the safety of our children in the online realm has become an increasingly critical concern. With the proliferation of the internet and the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), the potential for harm has also escalated. One of the most alarming consequences of this convergence

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From Risks to Regulations: Protecting Children

In today’s digital landscape, ensuring online child safety has become more crucial than ever. The proliferation of online threats, coupled with the alarming rise of AI-generated Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), underscores the urgency to safeguard children in virtual spaces. As technology advances, so do the tactics of those seeking to exploit vulnerabilities, making it

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