India ranks top in the list of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)

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  • April 21, 2020
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India ranks top in the list of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)

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In News:

  • In a global compilation of reports of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) found online, India stands on top of the list, with 11.7% of the total reports followed by Pakistan, which contributes 6.8% of all reports. 

Key takeaways:

  • The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) urges people to report CSAM found online across the world annually, on their online platform CyberTipline.
  • Three of the top four countries were in South Asia, raising concerns about the online safety of children in the region. 
  • Bangladesh comes in fourth with a share of 3.3%. 

Important value additions:

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

  • It is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1984 by the United States Congress. 
  • NCMEC handles cases of missing or exploited children from infancy to young adults through age 20.
  • The NCMEC operates the CyberTipline which was established by Congress to process reports of child sexual exploitation. 
  • Anyone can make a report to the CyberTipline but reporting is required for certain electronic service providers (ESP) who become aware of the presence of child pornography on their systems. 

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