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Project 2KNOW

Knowledge to Prevent (2KNOW)

Project 2KNOW aims to support and improve national and international data collection on violence against children by developing a sustainable and replicable data collection model that is suited to gathering information about online sexual violence against children. 

Protect Children Leads New Innovative EU-Funded Project to Prevent Online Sexual Violence Against Children

Helsinki-based child protection organization, Suojellan Lapsia, Protect Children ry., kicks-off European Commission-funded two-year project, Knowledge to Prevent (2KNOW) - Protecting Children from Online Crimes of Sexual Violence, together with the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the University of Eastern Finland. Project 2KNOW aim to improve data collection on violence against children and to offer a scalable parental peer support model for carers of child victims of sexual abuse. 

Project 2KNOW aims to support and improve national and international data collection on violence against children by developing a sustainable and replicable data collection model that is suited to gathering information about online sexual violence against children.  

Through the project, data will be directly gathered from anonymous offenders searching for child sexual abuse material on the dark web and the surface web, to gain a better understanding of the patterns, characteristics, and trends of online crimes of sexual violence against children today. 

Improving EU-Wide Data Collection on Online Sexual Violence Against Children
‘Supporting the Supporters’: Project 2KNOW will Strengthen Support for Parents and Families of Child Victims of Online Sexual Violence in the EU

The findings of the 2KNOW research will be translated into direct preventative action to protect children from harm, through the development of a support guide for parents on online safety skills for children and a guide for parents whose child has been subjected to sexual violence online.  

Project 2KNOW will also produce a model for parental peer-support groups to provide practical and psychoeducational support for parents, carers, and families - in turn providing essential support to child victims to protect them from further abuse.  

The project will also collect invaluable information on child victims’ and their families’ experiences to broaden the understanding of online sexual violence against children.   

Latest News from Project 2KNOW

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Funding

Project 2KNOW is funded by the European Commission’s Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) under the 2022 call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children (CERV-2022-DAPHNE).

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