Child safeguarding policies and minor attraction

How should organizational safeguarding policies deal with disclosures of minor attraction, either by adults supervising minors or by teenagers who are among those supervised? In July 2020 the pastor of a large church, Menlo Church, resigned after it was revealed that a youth work volunteer—who also happened to be his son—had admitted being sexually attracted to minors, and that this …

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CSA prevention and moral panic

A decades-long moral panic around child sexual abuse has wreaked untold damage on children, families, and marginalized communities. With the ascendence of QAnon it has reached fever pitch—and only now are information gatekeepers taking action.  But censoring the outward manifestations of public hysteria around this topic will only drive it underground. How can child sexual abuse prevention advocates address moral …

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The future of Europe’s fight against child sexual abuse

Agenda 11:00Open and welcome (Jeremy Malcolm)11:05Child sexual abuse detection and privacy, and the #chatcontrol campaign (Patrick Breyer)11:15Comparison of three legislative options (Christian Dawson)11:25Public health approach to child sexual abuse prevention (Crystal Mundy)11:35Other issues raised in the consultation (Jeremy Malcolm)11:45Q&A/Discussion12:00Close Why to attend The European Commission is gathering evidence from citizens and stakeholders to inform the preparation of new legislation that will require …

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Fantasy is NOT abuse: a sexual liberation panel & fundraiser

“Fantasy is NOT Abuse” is a panel and fundraiser for two organizations committed to sexual liberation as the antidote to sexual violence: Prostasia Foundation & The HEAL Project. Join a robust panel of speakers to unpack stigmas around sexual and erotic fantasies that involve taboo. Have you been noticing websites and social media platforms shut down discussions of taboo fantasies, …

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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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UNTOUCHABLE: a free film screening and discussion

When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves …

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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 …

Our IGF 2021 workshops

Prostasia Foundation is hosting or co-hosting two workshops at the 2021 Internet Governance Forum in Katowice, Poland and online. Register for the IGF now to attend either or both workshops. Networked trust: encryption choices to a reliable Internet Understanding that encryption’s main qualities offer a set of basic technical apparatus to build a collective sense of security and resilience on …

Sex-positivity and child protection: not a contradiction in terms

This session will explain what a sex-positive approach to the prevention of child sexual abuse (CSA) looks like, and explore the difficulties of communicating the benefits of this approach to the general public. When viewed through a sex-positive lens, CSA is wrong not because it is sexually immoral, but because it is a consent violation—since a child cannot, by definition, …

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