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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. Analysts at Protect Children have been working with Project Arachnid since 2020, and have contributed to over a million removal notices being sent to internet service providers.

Protect Children's analysts have analysed

1 778 557

CSAM images since 2020.

There is a child in every image.

Protect Children is working in the international Project Arachnid network, which promotes and accelerates the removal of CSAM (child sexual abuse material) from internet.

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 1,756,617 images since 2020. Our significant work has directly contributed to the delivery of more than  1,376,640 removal notices being sent to electronic service providers in Finland and abroad.

There is a Trojan Horse in your home, giving predators access to your kids.

With the staggering growth in reports of offenders targeting children through social media platforms, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) has issued ‘The Horse’ - a powerful campaign about the dangers the unregulated internet has evolved into for children.


In today’s connected world, more and more children have their own smartphone; one Canadian study found 77% of children ages 9 - 17 had a smart phone. Parents give them to their kids believing it will keep them safe and connected.

“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

Image by Annie Spratt

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