Letter to the EU: "We must make the Internet a Safe Place for Children"
On November 18, 2022 - European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, Protect Children signed an open letter to the European Union calling for stronger measures to make the internet a safe place for children.
Protect Children signed the letter as a member of the EU Child Sexual Abuse Legislation Advocacy Group (ECLAG) with Missing Children Europe, Terre des Hommes, Thorn, Internet Watch Foundation, and ECPAT International.
"What has been done to date by the entire child protection ecosystem, including technology companies, merits applause. All voluntary actions must be continued with a solid legal basis and regulatory framework. But, when looking at the exponentially growing scope of the problem, it’s clear that this won’t be enough. The European Union must live up to its promise to make the internet a safe place for children."