A public health approach to the CSAM problem

Facilitators Session description Regulating Internet platforms has long been the go-to solution for policymakers seeking to address the crisis of child sexual abuse, which mainly manifests itself online in the form of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). But by feeding into larger calls to rein in the power of dominant Internet companies, this approach has seen child safety turned into …

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The use of fantasy and fictional sexual outlets and offending behavior among MAPs: what do we need to know?

Do fantasy outlets increase overall levels of child sexual abuse by stimulating unhealthy attitudes towards offending within the general population, or do they have a preventative effect by acting as a safe outlet for those who already have sexual feelings towards minors? What exactly are “fictional” or “fantasy” sexual outlets? How are they used and by whom within the Minor …