Project Arachnid

Developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Project Arachnid is an innovative tool to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on the internet.

Protect Children works in Project Arachnid, which uses efficient technology to reduce the availability of CSAM and speed up the process of taking it down globally.

Since its launch, the Project Arachnid technology and network have led to the global removal of millions of images and videos of child sexual abuse from the internet. Protect Children's specialists have analysed 1,111,765 images since 2020. Our significant work has directly contributed to the delivery of more than 790 000 removal notices being sent to electronic service providers in Finland and abroad.

“Every child has the right to heal without the fear of the recordings of their abuse circulating online forever. Our work with CSAM victims and peer-support groups for parents and guardians of child victims of online sexual violence have truly confirmed to us the utmost importance of using the most efficient and effective tools to end the cycle of abuse” 

Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen

Executive Director, Senior Specialist and Psychotherapist

Suojellaan Lapsia ry /Protect Children

Protect Children's analysts have analysed


CSAM images since 2020.

There is a child in every image.

Image by Annie Spratt

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