Communication from Protect Children on German Speaking CSAM users on the Dark Web
Updated: Apr 19
STATEMENT - 27 March 2023
German Speaking Child Sexual Abuse Material Users on the Dark Web
A Communication from Suojellaan Lapsia, Protect Children ry. concerning the findings from German responses to the ReDirection “Help us to Help You” Dark Web survey on individuals who search for and view child sexual abuse material on the internet.
This Communication is supported by End Violence, ECPAT International, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Justice Initiative, Missing Children Europe, Thorn, WeProtect Global Alliance, Child Rescue Coalition, Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), SafeToNet, and Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
This Communication outlines findings from Protect Children’s Dark Web ReDirection research on individuals who search for and view child sexual abuse material. This Communication considers the results arising from the German language responses to the “Help us to Help You” survey. A total of 1079 German language responses have thus far been gathered to the two surveys, making it the language with the 4th most responses, after English, Spanish, and Russian.
The survey of CSAM users has been conducted within the ReDirection project, which is funded by the Safe Online Initiativeat End Violence. Safe Online has invested over US $71M in 89 projects around the world to create a safer internet for children.