Right now there are thousands of pedophiles surfing in children's misery on the Internet.
Pedophile networks are using the Internet to spread child pornography throughout the world.
Innocent victims are being stripped of their childhood, defiled to feed perverted lust.
This organised rape of the young occurs because someone is willing to pay, while others close there eyes or look the other way.
Protected by a data screen, the chances of net pedophiles being caught have been minimal.
Instead of the net becoming a speakeasy for pedophiles, Save The Children Norway want to use it as a weapon to stop them.
But we need all the help we can get.
Every time you find any form of child pornography on the net, or networking among child abusers, use our e-mail email@example.com and inform us.
We will pass substantiated information on to the Norwegian police, who will channel it to the correct international authorities.
By tracing pedophile activity we can together hope to destroy it.
Redd Barna (Save The Children Norway) in co-operation with the Norwegian Ombudsman for Children, Trond Waage, presented an initiative to fight child pornography on the net at the first World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in late August 1996.
The three main points:
1. We have established the child pornography tips e-mail
2. All information on child pornography or networking among child abusers is greatly appreciated. Substantiated information will be passed on to the Norwegian police, who will channel it to the correct international authorities. If you desire, we will keep your input anonymous.
3. Save The Children Norway are against censorship on the net. Free flow of information on the net is precious and should be guarded. But we should also try to fight crime in CyberSpace, as we do in the real world. Maybe a CyberCop is the answer? We welcome your viewpoints on how to fight documented child abuse ( i.e. child pornography) on the net, without abusing freedom of speech.
In 1997 we received 1945 messages from all over the world. Substantiated information has been handed over to the police, who have taken the necessary actions.
This page was updated January 15, 1998.
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Below you will find links to various sites related to the fight against child pornography on the Internet. Please inform us if there are any 'obvious' links missing from the list.
PedoWatch is a non-profit organisation monitoring Pedophilia on the Internet.
The UK based Internet Watch Foundation encourage all netizens to report potentially illegal material to their hotline. They can only act on material that can be prosecuted under UK legislation.
MAPI, the Movement Against Pedophilia on the Internet, is an initiative from a group of professors and researchers from the Computer Science Department and from the Faculty of Law of the University Notre-Dame de la Paix of Namur (Belgium).
Read CNN's article on: What's indecent on the Internet, and who should decide?
Have a look at the documentation from the World Congress on Sexual Exploitation of Children.
In USA you can call 1-800-BE ALERT to reach the US Customs Child Pornography & Protection Unit with information on child pornography.
ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography And The Trafficking Of Children For Sexual Purposes), one of the co-organisers of the World Congress in Stockholm, has developed a paper on child pornography.
Produced by The Missing Link, Oslo
Last modified by Save the Children Norway on January 15, 1998