Child and Internet

Internet Watch Foundation research on child sex abuse live-streaming

A new study by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), published in May 2018, has revealed shocking statistics on children being groomed, coerced and blackmailed into live-streaming their own sexual abuse over webcams, tablets and mobile phones.

The research, which was conducted over a three-month period from August to October 2017, identified 2,082 images and videos of live-streamed child sexual abuse. It revealed that 98% of images found were of children aged 13 and under, 28% were aged 10 or under, while the youngest victim was just three-years-old.


A new study about sexting

A new study about sexting "Prevalence of Multiple Forms of Sexting Behavior Among Youth. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" (2018) was conducted at the University of Calgary. The research involved a review of more than 39 studies that collected data about over 110,000 teenagers aged between 12 and 17, all around the world.

The Empowering Children Foundation alerts: 4 out of 10 of Polish children have contact with pornography

According to the latest research of the Empowering Children Foundation "Contact of children and teenagers with pornography" 43% of young people in Poland aged between 11 and 18 have contact with pornography (28% of them aged between 11 and 14). 18% of them at least once a week. Children, whose parents have not set any rules for using the Internet, find pornographic and sexual content twice more often. The intensity of contact with such content increases with the age of the respondents. The contact with pornography is varied due to sex - 50% of boys and 36% of girls have contact with such content.

“Careful Parents” – the newest campaign of the Empowering Children Foundation

On November 23, 2017 the Empowering Children Foundation launched its new campaign "Careful Parents". It highlights the central role of parental mindfulness in protecting children from online      threats, especially online grooming.