SAFER INTERNET DAY

We support Safer Internet Day to implement and promote awareness raising and educational campaigns to create a better Internet.

Who is Safer Internet Day?

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 140 countries worldwide.

SID 2019

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Safer Internet Day campaign was celebrated under the unifying slogan of “Together for a better internet”. SID 2019 called upon all stakeholders to join forces and bring their contribution to making the internet a safer and better place for all – especially for children and young people. Read More

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Online Safety Tips

It’s super important that you know how to stay safe online.

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This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their will.

It is OK to say “No” to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

Being a good friend, means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

If someone sends you a message that makes you feel uncomfortable, sometimes the best response is not responding at all. However, if they harass you, try blocking and/or reporting the person.

Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.

Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.

Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.

Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.

Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you.

Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.

Some websites contain material which can be harmful and put you at risk of sexual abuse. Be cautious while exploring the internet and do not enter suspicious looking websites or download unverified material.

They are meant to keep your information safe and they should not be shared, even among friends.

Allow only the right people who can access to what you post online.

Learning about the risks that exist with internet use will allow you to have a safer and better online experience.

Everything you do online has a digital footprint and can be traced.

In order to keep your information safe.

Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.

Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.

Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.

Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you.

Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

Distribution of child sexual abuse material online is a serious crime and can result in time in prison.

Once your images are sent, you lose control over them and they can easily fall into the wrong hands

If someone you just met recently online is trying to divert the conversation to a sexual situation, a red flag should be raised. This is commonly done by online groomers who try to sexually exploit children. Remember you have the option to block them and report them online.

Child sex offenders can take advantage of your personal information posted online to groom you and gain your trust.

If someone you only met online is offering you gifts, money for games, or anything else you desire, be cautious. This may be a sign that they are trying to groom you.

Do not deal with it alone. Talk to someone you trust.

Being sexually abused may have severe emotional and physical consequences on a child, but seeking support can help restore a child’s confidence and improve the situation.

While there are many things to gain from being on the internet, it is best to have a balance with your offline life

 If you know of a case of sexual abuse online, report it.

Preventing it starts from being aware of the dangers and knowing where to report suspicious behavior.

Your report enable for the possibility of victim to be identified for rescue and/or perpetrator to be prosecuted.

Online Safety Tips

It’s super important that you know how to stay safe online.

Tips for professionals

So you can share with children and help keep them safe.

So they can make healthy decisions during online use.

Some information posted by a child online can be used against them.

When a child knows they will be listened to, they will know to come to you for assistance in case of harm.

This will make it easier for them to approach you if they feel uncomfortable with someone online.

Children may know how to operate devices, but they need your guidance to shape their attitudes and behavior online.

Everyone plays an important role to keep children safe online.

Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 

While the internet has many benefits for the child, it also contains risks. Make sure they don’t consume most of their time with online activities.

If you know of a case of sexual abuse online, report it.

Your report enable the possibility of illegal content to be removed and/or victim to be identified for rescue and/or appropriate services while the perpetrator shall be held responsible by law.

Preventing it starts from being aware of the dangers and knowing where to report suspicious behavior.

Preventing it starts from being aware of the dangers and knowing where to report suspicious behavior.

Online Safety Tips

It’s super important that you know how to stay safe online.

Tips for parents

It is difficult as a parent to keep up to date with the most recent changes in online use of a child. However, by staying involved in what your child does every day and by encouraging healthy discussion, you can create an environment where the child will involve you in what happens to them.

Sexual education is essential for a child’s healthy development. Feel confident about speaking to your child about sexual relationships which are age appropriate. It can keep them safe and help them make right decisions.

 Encourage children to openly share their problems with you.

Helps prevent your child from harm.

Be sure to also let them know the consequences of revealing personal information.

The sooner children receive the information on how to stay safe online, the better the habits they demonstrate that keep them protected when using the internet.

Help provide children with the guidance they need when using the internet.

If you notice your child is spending a large amount of their time online, try to understand what they do and who they communicate with.

Children can be sexually exploited online by taking sexual photos, videos, forcing children to watch pornographic images and more.

Talk to your child and try to understand the underlying cause for any behavioral changes. When a child is being groomed, or has suffered from sexual abuse and exploitation, different behavioral/emotional/physical signs are likely to appear.

As a parent, you should stand by your child in case of harm. Be supportive and avoid any kind of accusation against them if they have experienced sexual abuse. Remember they are children, and it is never their fault.

While the internet has many benefits for the child, it also contains risks. Make sure they don’t consume most of their time with online activities

If you know of a case of sexual abuse online, report it.

Preventing it starts from being aware of the dangers and knowing where to report suspicious behavior

Your report enable the possibility of victims to be identified for rescue and/or offender to be prosecuted.

Online Safety Tips

It’s super important that you know how to stay safe online.

Tips for children

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their will.

It is OK to say “No” to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

Being a good friend, means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

If someone sends you a message that makes you feel uncomfortable, sometimes the best response is not responding at all. However, if they harass you, try blocking and/or reporting the person.

Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.

Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.

Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.

Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.

Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you.

Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.

Some websites contain material which can be harmful and put you at risk of sexual abuse. Be cautious while exploring the internet and do not enter suspicious looking websites or download unverified material.

They are meant to keep your information safe and they should not be shared, even among friends.

Allow only the right people who can access to what you post online.

Learning about the risks that exist with internet use will allow you to have a safer and better online experience.

Everything you do online has a digital footprint and can be traced.

In order to keep your information safe.

Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.

Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.

Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.

Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you.

Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

Distribution of child sexual abuse material online is a serious crime and can result in time in prison.

Once your images are sent, you lose control over them and they can easily fall into the wrong hands

If someone you just met recently online is trying to divert the conversation to a sexual situation, a red flag should be raised. This is commonly done by online groomers who try to sexually exploit children. Remember you have the option to block them and report them online.

Child sex offenders can take advantage of your personal information posted online to groom you and gain your trust.

If someone you only met online is offering you gifts, money for games, or anything else you desire, be cautious. This may be a sign that they are trying to groom you.

Do not deal with it alone. Talk to someone you trust.

Being sexually abused may have severe emotional and physical consequences on a child, but seeking support can help restore a child’s confidence and improve the situation.

While there are many things to gain from being on the internet, it is best to have a balance with your offline life

 If you know of a case of sexual abuse online, report it.

Preventing it starts from being aware of the dangers and knowing where to report suspicious behavior.

Your report enable for the possibility of victim to be identified for rescue and/or perpetrator to be prosecuted.

Please choose the story below
to begin your learning journey.

Bopha is a 14-year-old girl. She lives with her mother, father, and two younger brothers in the outskirts of Phnom Penh. She just got a new smart-phone for her birthday and she enjoys using it for Facebook to connect with her friends and to take many pictures.

Meet Bopha

Let’s go on a journey with Bopha and make sure she makes the right choices online

Ratha is a 12-year-old boy who during the day helps his parents at their hardware shop, and during the evenings likes going to internet cafés to play games online with his friends and surf the internet.

Meet Ratha

Let’s go on a journey with Ratha and make sure he makes the right choices online

Please note that the information on this page is not intended to prevent you from using the Internet or being afraid of anyone you meet online. It is intended to give you the tools you need in order to recognize the risks of online use and prevent them from happening, thus allowing you to have a safe and enriching experience online

Personal Information Online and Privacy Setting

Personal Information Online and Privacy Settings

Now that you have learned about the different risks of online use, here you can learn how to keep your information safe from online predators.

What are the dangers of uploading personal information online?

Just as you would never leave your house wide open to allow any stranger to enter at all times, you wouldn’t want online strangers to have free access to you as well. It may be easy to forget that the internet is not a private place, but keep in mind that every action you do online has the potential of being seen by other people. Any information you upload can make you vulnerable to other people exploiting this information for their personal gain. 

Key tips to remember:

  • Personal information should stay personal, especially online. Personal information can be any information that will allow a person online to learn private things about you and gain access to you. This includes your full name, your home address, who your family members are, where you go to school, what places you like to go to, what you enjoy doing, etc. If you upload personal information, make sure your privacy settings are set to allow only close friends to see it.
  • You should never upload anything online that you would not want the whole public to see. Even if you set your privacy settings to friends only, or send a video to one person in a private chat room, there is still a chance it can be used against you and distributed to others. If there is something you don’t feel comfortable with everyone seeing it, don’t upload it!
  • Keep your passwords strong and safe from others. Your password should never be shared with anyone, even friends. Your password allows you to keep the information you upload online, safe and in your control.
  • Make sure your geolocation is not exposed to public. Most internet devices can be tracked to identify their accurate location, which is called a geolocation. Some by default will be exposed with any post you upload, showing others where you are posting from. You can change your settings online to prevent this from being exposed to the public.
  • Keep notice of the different internet devices you use. Every internet device has different settings which you should be aware of. Your actions may be tracked and traced when using the internet through public devices such as computers in cybercafes, at school, or using the smartphone’s and computers of others. Be aware of the actions you do online while using internet devices which are not your own.

How can you keep your information safe?

After making sure you are not uploading anything that may put you at risk, you also want to keep the information that you do decide to upload, safe and secure and let it be exposed only to the people who are close to you. Depending on the different apps you use, there are different ways to set your privacy settings to keep your information safe.

With most social media and applications, you will find the privacy settings through a “help” or “settings” button. There will be different things you need to take care of:

  • Who can see your profile – your name, profile picture and general information about you
  • Who can see your actions online – what you upload and what you comment on or like
  • Who can see your friends or followers – all the people you are connected to online
  • Who can see your location – where you are physically located while using the internet
  • Who can tag you – who can connect you to posts, videos or pictures they upload
  • Who can send you friend requests or messages – who is able to reach out to you

It is generally recommended that all of the above will be restricted to friends only, and in some cases even set only to your own eyes. This will allow you to stay safe and prevent online predators from gaining access to you and your information. There are however cases where you would want to post things that everyone can see, such as if you are requesting general knowledge from the public or you think there is something important that the general public should be aware of and you want to share it. In these cases, you can change the setting for a specific post and allow for the public to see this post only. Don’t forget that public posts should never contain private information.

Risks of Pornography

Pornography and its Risks

Studies show that more than 50% of children under the age 18 in Cambodia have been exposed to some type of pornographic material online. Pornographic material however of any kind, should be avoided by children entirely. Besides containing images that are highly inappropriate for children to watch, it also exposes children to many risks; Children who have been exposed to pornographic material are more easily lured by sexual predators online and can become a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation or take part in abusive behavior towards others thinking it is normal.

You may be exposed to pornography by different means:

  • Unintentionally – you accidentally entered a link that takes you to a pornographic website or mistakenly downloaded pornographic material which is labeled as something else. Many online predators will upload and mislabel the material intentionally for children to find, making it easier for them to sexually exploit them.

What you can do: You should always be very cautious about what you click on when you are on the web. Only download files from reliable and verified sources. If you are entering a link that was shared by a friend, check who was the original person that posted the link before pressing on it and make sure it is a trusted source. Also be careful while using video sharing apps such as YouTube, as they may also unintentionally lead you to a video with sexual content.

  • Someone sends you pornographic material online against your will. Someone may send you via messaging apps, e-mail, social media or chat-rooms, files or links to videos or images which contain pornographic material.

What you can do: If it is a friend who sent you the material, you can ask them to stop and tell them it is not something that is appropriate to watch or share. If the person is an online stranger you should be extra cautious of their intentions and remember you can block them. If the pornographic content contains children, remember it is illegal to distribute and you should report it immediately.

  • You actively seek out pornography out of curiosity or will to learn more about sexual relations. Consensual sexual relations between two adults is normal and it is natural to feel curious and want to learn more about it. Learning through pornographic material online however will not lead to the right answers and can also be dangerous for children. It can make you believe that what you see is normal behavior, and put you at risk of being sexually exploited. It is important to understand that pornography depicts unrealistic sexual relations which often involve violent and abusive behavior. Such behavior should not be adopted or encouraged, and pornography should never become a source to learn more about sexual relations.

What you can do: If you want to learn more about sex and healthy relationships try to think if there is someone you can trust to talk and learn more about the topic. Maybe a parent, an older sibling, a teacher or an older friend. Many children feel too shy or embarrassed to ask questions related to sex, or feel they may be judged for being interested in it. However, learning how to have a healthy relationship and learn more about sexual issues is not something to be embarrassed about.

If you still feel you cannot talk to anyone, check if your school or local library has books with more information that you can learn from. There are also many safe online sources which provide information on sex education and healthy relationships. Make sure you choose the right sources which can be trusted to give you age-appropriate and accurate information on sex education.

You can start by checking the following links:

http://childhelpline.org.kh/km/ – provides counseling, information about healthy relationships, and answers frequently asked questions about sexual health

http://rhac.org.kh/km/ – provides information on reproductive health, biological changes, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and more

http://www.youthchhlat.org/ – provides a platform for asking questions regarding sexual issues, reproductive health and gender-based violence.

http://mariestopes.org.kh/ – provides information on reproductive health, contraceptives, safe sex, STIs, safe abortion, and more

Child Welfare Group, 2003. A Preliminary Study into the Accessibility by Minors of Pornography in Cambodia

Cyberbullying

If you realize you took part in cyberbullying someone – delete the content, apologize to the person and set a good example by telling others not to engage in these activities themselves. It is never too late to do the right thing!

What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is when someone threats, harasses, shames, writes or posts hurtful things about another person online.

This includes:

  • Harassing a person to send pictures or videos of themselves or to do things they don’t want to online.
  • Sending intimate or embarrassing images of a person without their consent
  • Exposing a person to pornographic material against their will
  • Sending threats about activities done online
  • Writing offensive or hurtful words against or about a person online

What can you do if someone is bullying you online?

By reacting to something posted online you are actually increasing the visibility of the post and making it more public. Even if your intentions are to show disapproval of the content, you are actually allowing more people to be exposed to the offensive content. Reporting, or in cases where the content is not abusive – ignoring, are better options. 

  • Ignoring – Some cases of cyberbullying involve a few hurtful words and end there. Your first reaction may be to send something hurtful back, but this can just make things worse and actually encourage the cyberbully to continue. Sometimes the person who is harassing you is only checking your reactions and is interested in making you feel upset. If you ignore and show that it does not affect you, they may likely stop.
  • Reporting – Any case that of cyberbullying that does not stop, or if the cyberbully actions involve sending offensive or illegal content such as CSAM, it must be reported. Reporting can help stop the person who is harassing you, and can also help prevent other people from getting hurt. Reporting can be done either by telling a trusted adult or by reporting here. Most apps and websites have options for reporting any content of abusive nature as well.

Take notice of your own actions – Make sure YOU are not cyberbullying anyone

  • Maybe you saw a naked picture of someone you know and forwarded it just because you thought it looked good, or thought that your friends would like it. But think about the person in the photo and how it would affect them. Don’t do something that might hurt someone else and that you wouldn’t want done to yourself!
  • Sometimes it is easy to forget how much a person can get hurt online because you cannot see their reactions in person. But saying offensive things online is just as bad as saying them to their face.
  • Shaming a person online can reach a large amount of people and can create long term social implications for that person. It can also lead to serious psychological and emotional problems that may lead to the person’s self-harm. Never engage in activities that may put someone in such distress.
  • Anything you post online can easily be lost of your control and can be almost impossible to remove. If you take part of activities online that lead to someone else’s harm, you are not only ruining someone else’s life. You are also leaving a negative impression of yourself that will always be seen and can impact your own future as well.

Sexting and Sextortion

What is sexting?

Sexting (sex+text) – is engaging in sending someone sexually explicit content online. This may include sexual texts, or sexual images and videos of themselves to another person.

Sexting can be done voluntarily. You may want to send your boyfriend/girlfriend/someone you like a sexual photo of yourself and at the time it may seem like a good idea. But once you upload a photo online you will lose control of it and not know where it will end up. Even if you send it to someone you trust, the photo you sent may be distributed to others, or uploaded publicly against your will. It is important to remember that everything you upload online is very difficult to erase and has the potential to stay online forever. For this reason, you should always make sure that anything you upload, you will be comfortable with everyone seeing and cannot harm you.

What is sextortion?

Sextortion (sex+extortion) is when someone takes advantage of the sexual images they have of another person and threaten to reveal them if they don’t receive what they want. They may demand for more sexual material, money and more.

What should you do if someone is trying to sext you?

If it is someone you know and care about, explain that it makes you feel uncomfortable and that you do not want to do it. A person who really cares about you would never want to put you in a situation that makes you feel bad.

If the person persists and is pressuring you, you can:

  1. Tell someone you trust and ask for help
  2. Report the person
  3. Block the person and make sure that person cannot bother you anymore

What should you do if you already sent a photo?

  1. You can ask the person you sent it to, to delete it and respect your privacy
  2. It might be possible to report through the app or website and ask to remove the photo. You can do this by reporting the photo on the site.
  3. Report here on IHC.

Online Streaming

What is online streaming?

Online streaming is the broadcasting of a video live online. There are many different apps that allow you to create videos which are distributed live, either to a public audience or to a selected set of friends.

Both making a live video as well as watching live videos, contain different risks which we will help you understand and stay safe from:

Making live videos:

Posting live videos of yourself through various online streaming apps may be fun and seem like a good way to connect with friends and show them what you are up to. However, it is important to know that online streaming can also put you in danger.

Although through some apps, live videos will be erased automatically after a certain period of time, the videos you upload can always be recorded live and used later for any purpose. Keep that in mind anytime you think of streaming something you wouldn’t want everyone to see.

Online streaming has also become a means for sexual predators online to sexually exploit children. Many children receive offers by online predators to use streaming apps to make sexual videos of themselves while offering them money in return. They may convince a child and deceive them into thinking it is for their eyes only, but actually record and distribute the material to others. 

Watching live videos:

Watching live videos which were uploaded by others may also contain risks. Because it is a live video there is no way to screen the content before watching to make sure it is age appropriate and will not progress to contain disturbing images.

Online predators will also broadcast sexually explicit videos through live streaming, targeting children to make them more susceptible to abuse. It is therefore crucial you are aware who the person is you are watching a live video of, and make sure it is done   under caution.

Child Sexual Abuse Material

CSAM – Child Sexual Abuse Material

One of the main forms of sexual exploitation of children online, involves the production as well as distribution of sexual material involving children.

What is Child Sexual Abuse Material?

Child sexual abuse material (CSAM), includes photographs, videos, and sound recordings of children in sexual situations.

The distribution, selling, displaying, projecting or screening of child sexual abuse material publicly, is a crime in Cambodia and can be punished by law, as is the production of such material for the sake of public distribution.

Even if a child is above the legal age of consent (15 in Cambodia), and agrees to performing sexual activity with an adult, if the production of CSAM is involved during the act and later being distributed, the child is being sexually exploited and it is considered a crime. 

CSAM can be obtained by a perpetrator threatening, coercing, tricking, deceiving, or convincing a child to make the sexual material, or even voluntarily from the child.

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Online Predators and Online Grooming

Talking to strangers online  

The term online stranger refers to anyone you are in contact with online but you have never met in person. Even if you have been chatting with a person for days or even weeks, if they are unknown personally to you, they will still be considered a stranger.  

Although talking to strangers online has many benefits such as allowing you to meet new people and create new friendships, it is important to be aware of the risks and be cautious with any interaction you have with an online stranger.  

Not everyone is who they say they are online. When you meet a person in real life you will immediately recognize if they are male or female, old or young, foreign or local, etc. Online however, it is much easier to pretend you are something you are not. There are online predators who take advantage of this and disguise as different people so they can gain your trust, while their real intention is gaining access to you for sexual purposes. They may tell you things you want to hear, offer gifts or make promises that will make you want to be in contact with them.  

The process of befriending a child online for sexual purposes is called online grooming.  Child sex offenders use this method to gain a child’s trust and make them believe they can trust them. By manipulating a child’s feelings, it becomes easier to abuse a child and also maintain control over them. 

Where can the online predators find you? 

Communication online happens in various forms – through social media, chat rooms, messaging apps, online games and more. The same platforms you use to stay in contact with your friends, are the same platforms that online predators use when they want to reach out to a child. 

With any online account you have, make sure you are setting the privacy settings so that only friends and people you know can contact you and see your information. You should also make sure that any information you write about yourself does not expose any personal details. To learn more about setting your privacy settings press here. 

If you find yourself communicating with a stranger online, remember the following rules of what you should and should-not do to help you stay safe: 

You should NOT: 

  • Give away any personal information about yourself. This can make you more vulnerable to online predators and allow them to use this information to groom you and gain access to you.  
  • Send pictures of yourself to a stranger online, especially if they are intimate. Pictures are personal and should only be shared with people you know and trust, while intimate photos should not be uploaded or shared at all. Once an image is uploaded online it can reach the hands of anyone, be exposed publicly or used in ways you never planned on.  
  • Accept gifts from a stranger you only met online. You don’t know the real intentions of a stranger giving you gifts online. They may do it as part of a grooming process to gain your trust or they may make you feel obligated to give them something in return in a later stage and use this for their advantage.  
  • Enter unknown links or open suspicious files which were sent to you by strangers online. You may be exposed to disturbing material or viruses when clicking on unknown sources online. Always be careful when entering unknown areas of the web or opening unknown files. 
  • Meet in person a stranger you just met online on your own. It can be dangerous meeting people you met only online since they might not be who they say they are. If you do decide to meet a person you just met online, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and best to have someone along with you.  

You should: 

  • Be critical of the people you meet online. Knowing that not everyone who is friendly online has good intentions or is someone you can trust; can help you be cautious with any online interaction with a stranger.   
  • Be aware of suspicious behavior online. Look out for any signs of behavior that seem inappropriate. For instance, a stranger online is asking you a lot of personal questions, has information on their profile that does not match what they are saying, is offering to give you things you want supposedly with no return, wants to talk privately, talks about sexual topics and tries to convince you to as well, etc.  
  • Report anyone who is harassing you or sending you inappropriate material online. If you or anyone you know has been sexually exploited online, you should report them immediately. This will help stop the abuse and prevent others from getting harmed. 

Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – What Does it Mean?

Any child can be subject to child sexual abuse online, however by taking the right precautions and being smart online, you can avoid the dangers of using the internet and stay safe on the web.  

What is Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation? 

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens to both boys and girls. The offenders can be strangers or someone who is close to you and that you know.  

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens when a person (usually an adult, however can happen by other children and young adults as well), involves a child in sexual activity, either by force or by using manipulation methods.  Sometimes the perpetrator will give something in return for the child’s sexual activity. This can be money, gifts, payment for school fees, etc. When there is some type of exchange between the perpetrator and the child it will be defined as child sexual exploitation.  However, if the sexual activity satisfies only the needs of the perpetrator, it will be defined as child sexual abuse.   

Sexual abuse and exploitation can involve physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, and sometimes sexual abuse and exploitation will happen without any physical contact involved. Contact sexual abuse includes rape, sexually touching a child or making the child touch the perpetrator, or coercing the child int sexual activity with the perpetrator or with others. Non-contact sexual abuse and exploitation includes filming or taking pictures of a child in sexual positions, exposing a child to sexual material, and encouraging a child to act in a sexual manner.  

Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse 

Sexual abuse and exploitation cases have been on the rise through the internet or other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Sexual predators are taking advantage of the easy access to children through online communication applications and websites in order to sexually abuse and exploit a child. The communication with a child may either lead to the perpetrator meeting the child in person for sexual purposes, or may end with no physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, with the sexual exploitation happening in an online setting. The perpetrator may convince a child to send photos or make videos which either contain nudity or sexual content, or may try to send such content to the child. 

When no physical contact is involved, it may be confusing for a child who may have experienced some form of child sexual abuse online, but they won’t realize that what has happened to them is wrong. They may even falsely believe that if they participated in the process, they are to blame which can lead to severe emotional consequences. But it is important to remember that a child is never to blame for the abuse that happened to them.  

Learning more about the topic will help you both understand how to prevent yourself from harm, and know what to do in cases where you or someone you know has been hurt by someone online.

Meet Ratha

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Ratha is a 12-year-old boy who during the day helps his parents at their hardware shop, and during the evenings likes going to internet cafés to play games online with his friends and surf the Internet.

What does Ratha want to do?

Ratha sometimes feels lonely and that his friends don’t really understand him. That is why he likes meeting new people online. It is easier for him to make friendships online and talk to people who are more similar to him. Some of the people he meets online are through chat rooms. There was one friend he met online whom he really enjoyed talking to. One time, the online-friend said he had something really “cool” to show him, and asked if they can chat in a private chat room so he can send it to him personally. He then sent him a video of two young naked boys touching each other. He asked Ratha if he also wanted to make a video like that. Ratha did not like the video, but he liked chatting to this person and didn’t want him to think he wasn’t cool.  

Should Ratha make a video of himself 

  • Yes
  • No 

Ratha really likes watching videos on YouTube and on other video streaming sites. He finds many funny and crazy videos that make him laugh. He likes searching for new videos and always presses on whatever link that seems interesting. One of the times he accidentally entered a video which was showing two adults having sex. He was a little disturbed, but also very curious as he did not know much about sex and wanted to learn more. 

Should Ratha continue watching the video 

  • Yes
  • No 

There is a boy that studies with Bopha at school named Reach. Bopha thinks he is smart and handsome and all the girls in her class like him. When Reach saw she got a new smartphone, he asked for her number. She was really excited and happy to talk with the most handsome boy in class! They messaged for a while, and after a few messages he asked her to send him a photo of herself.  She took a selfie and sent him, but he was not satisfied and asked for her to send a naked picture of herself. She was so surprised and felt extremely uncomfortable. He said it was just because he liked her so much and he assured her he won’t show it to anyone else. He said they can use an app which will erase the photo automatically after 1 hour so she shouldn’t worry. Bopha really liked him and was afraid that if she refused, he would stop talking to her.  

Should Bopha meet Leap in person 

  • Yes
  • No 

Meet Bopha

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Bopha is a 14-year-old girl. She lives with her mother, father, and two younger brothers in the outskirts of Phnom Penh. She just got a new smart-phone for her birthday and she enjoys using it for Facebook to connect with her friends and to take many pictures.

What does Bopha want to do?

After Bopha received her new smartphone, the first thing she wanted to do was create accounts on social media, like Facebook and Instagram. She saw from her friend’s profiles that they uploaded so many pictures of themselves having fun, going to the beach, eating at restaurants, and she wanted to upload pictures of herself too.  

When opening her account, she was asked to insert so much personal information about herself! Her full name, phone number, where she lives, where she goes to school, what her hobbies are etc. She thought that if her friends have an account, they probably put their information, and there should be no harm in it.    

Should Bopha upload all that personal information online?  

  • Yes
  • No 

Bopha just opened a Facebook account and really wanted to increase the amount of friends she had. After adding her real friends and family she started adding friends of friends’ and then strangers that sent her a friend request. One of the requests was from a boy she did not know but his profile picture was really cute so she approved him immediately. They started chatting on messenger, and he said his name was Leap and he was 15 years old. He liked the same music as she did and he was so much fun to talk to! After a while he proposed to meet her in person. Bopha wasn’t sure she should because she has never met him before. But he was so nice and cute and she was really interested in him.  

Should Bopha meet Leap in person 

  • Yes
  • No 

There is a boy that studies with Bopha at school named Reach. Bopha thinks he is smart and handsome and all the girls in her class like him. When Reach saw she got a new smartphone, he asked for her number. She was really excited and happy to talk with the most handsome boy in class! They messaged for a while, and after a few messages he asked her to send him a photo of herself.  She took a selfie and sent him, but he was not satisfied and asked for her to send a naked picture of herself. She was so surprised and felt extremely uncomfortable. He said it was just because he liked her so much and he assured her he won’t show it to anyone else. He said they can use an app which will erase the photo automatically after 1 hour so she shouldn’t worry. Bopha really liked him and was afraid that if she refused, he would stop talking to her.  

Should Bopha meet Leap in person 

  • Yes
  • No 

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Please note that the information on this learning center is not intended to prevent you from using the Internet or being afraid of anyone you meet online. It is intended to give you the tools you need in order to recognize the risks of online use and prevent them from happening, thus allowing you to have a safe and enriching experience online.

Online Safety Tips

It’s super important that you know how to stay safe online.

For Children and Young People

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Parents and Carers

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Professionals

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Law Enforcement

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

For Businesses and Industries

Never participate in actions online which can harm someone else. 

This includes sharing nude photos, harassing someone to send you explicit material online, and exposing others to pornographic material against their 

It is ok to say no to someone who is asking you to do something you are not comfortable doing online.

A good friend will never expose someone to danger online. 
 
Being a good friend means you never ask for a naked picture of someone which can expose them to danger and make them feel uncomfortable. Real friends would never put others at such risk.

Trust your instincts online.

If a situation does not feel right, then it is not right!

Avoid pornography – it exposes you to child sexual abuse and exploitation.
 
Watching adult pornography should not serve as a means to learn about sex. It depicts unrealistic relations which often contains abusive behavior and increases your risk of becoming sexually exploited. If you are curious about sexual relations it is best to ask a trusted adult or learn from safe and reliable sources.
While befriending new people online, be cautious and critical. 
 
Not all the strangers you meet online have good intentions.
Limit the amount of people exposed to your online information
 
Having many friends online can be fun, but it also contains risks. Take notice of who you add as an online friend; not everyone should have access to all your information.
If a friend request looks suspicious, it is better not to add them.
 
Whenever you receive a friend request online, check their background before approving. Some online sex offenders will use fake profiles to gain your trust.
Take all the precautions necessary if you decide to meet an online friend in person. 
 
Meeting in person someone you just met online can be dangerous. However, if you checked the situation and decide it is safe to meet them, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and have someone along with you. 
Avoid sending strangers online pictures of yourself.
 
Even if you send fully clothed pictures, some perpetrators may use different photo-editing softwares to change the image to make it look like you are naked.
Avoid posting personal and identifying information of yourself online.
 
Your personal information can be taken advantage of if seen by the wrong people and put you at risk. If you decide to upload information online, make sure it isn’t personal or can be used against you.   
Make sure you are comfortable with anything you send/upload on the internet.
 
Anything uploaded on the internet is almost impossible to remove. If you decide to upload something online, make sure it is something you wont regret in the future.  
Treat any interaction done online as though it is done in public. 
 
Although communication through different apps online may feel private, there is great potential that the  content will be recorded and distributed publicly. Upload only posts which are safe for the eyes of anyone.
When using live streaming apps, make sure what you broadcast is good for public eyes. 
 
Live streaming is similar to giving a public show. Even if done in a private setting it can be recorded and distributed. When using live streaming apps, make sure you feel comfortable with anyone seeing what you upload and that it cannot harm you
People you meet through online games should not have access to your personal information.
 
Online games serve as one of the leading platforms which online child sex offenders use to gain their first access to children. Be cautious when someone is trying to befriend you through a game.

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រដ្ឋាភិបាល: យើងគាំទ្រដល់ភ្នាក់ងាររដ្ឋាភិបាលដែលមានភារកិច្ចការពារកុមារដោយផ្តល់នូវភស្តុតាងដែលមានមូលដ្ឋានលើការយល់ដឹងអំពីបញ្ហាលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត និងជួយពួកគេបង្កើតផែនការសកម្មភាពដោយផ្អែកលើភស្តុតាងនៃការការស្រាវជ្រាវដើម្បីដោះស្រាយបញ្ហាការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិត

  • សង្គមស៊ីវិល: IHC ចែករំលែកព័ត៌មានអំពីនិន្នាការនៃការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារជាមួយអង្គការសង្គមស៊ីវិលដទៃទៀតនៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជានិងអន្តរជាតិ និងសម្របសម្រួលការបញ្ជូនករណីដែលពាក់ព័ន្ធនឹងអ៊ីនធឺណិត។
  • ឧស្សាហកម្មអ៊ីនធឺណិត: យើងគៀងគរប្រតិបត្តិករអ៊ីនធឺណិត(ISP) អ្នកគ្រប់គ្រងគេហទំព័រ អ្នកផ្តល់មាតិកា ។ល។ ឱ្យចូលរួមក្នុងសកម្មភាពសិក្សាតាមរយៈការសន្ទនានិងសិក្ខាសាលាដែលពួកគេអាចបង្កើនការយល់ដឹងអំពីហានិភ័យនៅលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត របៀបដែលពួកគេអាចចូលរួមក្នុងការបញ្ឈប់បញ្ហា និងអនុសាសន៍ដើម្បីធ្វើឱ្យសេវាកម្មរបស់ពួកគេមានសុវត្ថិភាពសម្រាប់អតិថិជនខ្លួន។
  • សាលារៀន: យើងផ្តល់ចំណេះដឹងដល់សិស្សានុសិស្ស គ្រូបង្រៀន និងសមាជិកនៃអ្នកគ្រប់គ្រងតាមរយៈការបណ្ដុះបណ្ដាលនិងសកម្មភាពលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹងដើម្បីឱ្យពួកគេចេះការពារខ្លួន បង្រៀនសិស្សដទៃទៀត និងអនុវត្តគោលនយោបាយការពារកុមារនៅក្នុងស្ថាប័នរបស់ពួកគេដើម្បីការពារហានិភ័យដែលអាចកើតមាននៅលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត។ ពួកគេក៏ដឹងពីអ្វីដែលត្រូវធ្វើ និងអាចរាយការណ៍បាននៅពេលពួកគេជួបប្រទះរូបភាព និងសម្ភារៈអាសអាភាសកុមារនៅលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត។ 
  • ទីភ្នាក់ងារទេសចរណ៍: យើងលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹងរបស់ពួកគេអំពីការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ និងជួយពួកគេបង្កើតដំណោះស្រាយដើម្បីបង្ការលទ្ធភាពនៃការរំលោភបំពាននិងកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លួវភេទលើកុមារពីការប្រើប្រាស់សេវា។ យើងក៏ផ្តល់ជូននូវដំបូន្មាន និងអនុសាសន៍ដើម្បីលើកកម្ពស់ការការពារកុមារនៅក្នុងអាជីវកម្មរបស់ពួកគេ។
APLE និងសមាគមភ្នាក់ងារទេសចរណ៍កម្ពុជាសហការរៀបចំសិក្ខាសាលាពេញមួយថ្ងៃស្តីពីការបង្ការការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារក្នុងវីស័យទេសចរណ៍

បន្តភ្ជាប់ទៅធនធានសំខាន់ៗផ្សេងទៀត

អង្គការការពារកុមារ (ពី INHOPE)

INSAFE: www.saferinternet.org

INHOPE / INSAFE Web Portal: www.saferinternet.eu

eNACSO: www.enacso.eu

Childnet: www.childnet-int.org

End Child Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT): www.ecpat.org

Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI): www.fosi.org

International Center for Missing and Exploited children (ICMEC): www.icmec.org

Media Awareness Network: www.media-awareness.ca

International Save the Children Alliance: www.savethechildren.net

ផ្នែកឧស្សាហកម្ម

Microsoft: www.microsoft.com

Vodafone: www.vodafone.com

Telefonica: www.telefonica.com

GSMA: www.gsmworld.com

Euroispa: www.euroispa.org

AOL: www.aol.com

T-Online: www.t-online.net

ការស្រាវជ្រាវនិងការផ្សព្វផ្សាយ

ដើម្បីពង្រឹងសារសំខាន់ៗ ការយល់ដឹង និងការផ្សព្វផ្សាយដែលផ្អែកលើភ័ស្តុតាង IHC ធ្វើការជាមួយដៃគូ អ្នកពាក់ព័ន្ធ និងស្ថាប័នស្រាវជ្រាវដើម្បីធ្វើនិងរួមចំណែកដល់កិច្ចការស្រាវជ្រាវដែលមើលទៅលើបញ្ហាបច្ចុប្បន្ននិងកំពុងលេចឡើងនៃការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទកុមារលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត និងទំនាក់ទំនងរវាងកត្តាគ្រោះថ្នាក់នៅលើអ៊ីនធឺណិតនិងនៅក្រៅអ៊ីនធឺណិត។ តាមរយៈការងារស្រាវជ្រាវ  IHC បានទទួលចំណេះដឹងគ្រប់គ្រាន់និងព័ត៌មានផ្អែកលើភស្តុតាងនៃបញ្ហាដែលប៉ះពាល់ដល់កុមារដែលកំពុងប្រើប្រាស់អ៊ីនធឺណិត ហើយនឹងប្រើប្រាស់ភស្តុតាងទាំងនេះដើម្បីបង្កើតមជ្ឈមណ្ឌលសិក្សា/ធនធានលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត និងចូលរួមការឆ្លើយតបរបស់យើងក្នុងការលុបបំបាត់អំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ។

តារាងនៃរបាយការណ៍សិក្សាស្រាវជ្រាវកន្លងមក

ការស្រាវជ្រាវដែលបានផ្សព្វផ្សាយ

  • តើជនល្មើសផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារគួរត្រួវបានបណ្ដេញចេញពីកម្ពុជាដែរឫទេ?
  • វិធីសាស្ត្រលួងលោមនៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជាការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមដងផ្លូវ
  • ការសិក្សាស្តីពីប្រព័ន្ធយុត្តិធម៌ព្រហ្មទណ្ឌរបស់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា

បានចូលរួមក្នុងការសិក្សាថ្នាក់ជាតិមួយដើម្បីធ្វើការវាយតំលៃពីការគំរាមកំហែងនៃអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិតនៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជា លក្ខណៈដែលបានកើតឡើងជាក់ស្ដែង ស្ថានភាពដែលនាំឱ្យកុមារងាយរងគ្រោះ និងក្រុមដែលអាចមានហានិភ័យខ្ពស់។ គោលបំណងរួមនៃការសិក្សានេះគឺដើម្បីស្វែងយល់ពីលក្ខណៈនិងវិសាលភាពនៃអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារនៅតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិតនៅកម្ពុជា រួមទាំងសមត្ថភាពនីតិប្បញ្ញត្តិនានានិងភាគីពាក់ព័ន្ធសំខាន់ៗ (រដ្ឋាភិបាលនិងអង្គការសង្គមស៊ីវិល) ដើម្បីដោះស្រាយបញ្ហាជាលក្ខណៈជាតិយោងទៅតាមគោលការណ៍ណែនាំស្តីពីការឆ្លើយតបផ្នែកម៉ូឌុល

ការលើកទឹកចិត្តរបស់សំរាប់ការស្រាវជ្រាវរួមមាន:

  • គូសបញ្ជាក់អំពីនិន្នាការលើអ៊ីនធឺណិតដែលកំពុងរីកចម្រើនដើម្បីធ្វើបច្ចុប្បន្នភាពហានិភ័យនិងយុទ្ធសាស្ត្រការពារ
  • ចែករំលែកការរកឃើញជាមួយកុមារ ឪពុកម្តាយ / អ្នកថែទាំ អ្នកជំនាញ និងសហគមន៍មូលដ្ឋាន
    កំណត់សកម្មភាពដែលអាចធ្វើបាននិងអនុសាសន៍នានាផ្អែកលើភស្តុតាងដើម្បីបង្កើតផែនការសកម្មភាពថ្នាក់ជាតិក្នុងការដោះស្រាយបញ្ហានៃអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ
  • គាំទ្រអង្គការផ្សេងៗដែលមានចំណាប់អារម្មណ៍ក្នុងការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ និងអនុវត្តកិច្ចអន្តរាគមន៍ជាក់លាក់នៅកម្ពុជាសម្រាប់ការការបង្កា ការការពារ និងការផ្តល់សេវាផ្សេងៗ
  • អភិវឌ្ឍធនធានសិក្សានិងយុទ្ធសាស្ត្រផ្តោតលើការផ្លាស់ប្តូរអាកប្បកិរិយាជាពិសេសក្នុងចំណោមកុមារនិងយុវវ័យ

នៅលើទំព័រនេះអ្នកនឹងរកឃើញនូវការស្រាវជ្រាវដែលត្រូវបានចេញផ្សាយដោយនិងអង្គការដៃគូនានា។

សាធារណៈជននិងប្រព័ន្ធផ្សព្វផ្សាយ

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"My Department has successfully collaborated with IHC of the APLE NGO in a number of cases in which we were able to support the victim and bring the perpetrator to justice. IHC assistance helped us remove the illegal content of child sexual abuse we traced as being hosted in another country"
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ជាមួយនឹងចក្ខុវិស័យថ្មីអង្គការសកម្មភាពដើម្បីកុមារ (APLE) ដំណើរការដោយមានជំនឿថាការពង្រឹងស្ថាប័នដែលពាក់ព័ន្ធនឹងការការពារកុមារទាំងផ្នែកសង្គមនិងច្បាប់គឺជាអាទិភាពខ្ពស់បំផុតក្នុងការសម្រេចបាននូវការផ្លាស់ប្តូរប្រកបដោយចីរភាពរយៈ​ពេលវែង។

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យើងមានបំណងពង្រឹងយន្តការសង្គមនិងច្បាប់ជាតិសម្រាប់ការការពារកុមារដែលងាយរងគ្រោះ ឫទទួលរងផលប៉ះពាល់ពីអំពើរំលោភបំពាននិងកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ។

អំពើកេងបេវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិតគឺជាបញ្ហាសកល ហើយក៍កំពុងមានការព្រួយបារម្មណ៍កាន់តែខ្លាំងនៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជាផងដែរ។ ការលុបបំបាត់បញ្ហានេះតម្រូវឱ្យមានដំណោះស្រាយជាសកលដែលប្រទេសទាំងអស់នៅលើពិភពលោកត្រូវតែធ្វើការរួមគ្នាក្នុងកិច្ចសហការយ៉ាងជិតស្និទ្ធ។


REPORT CSAM

នៅឆ្នាំ 2016 អង្គការ APLE បានដាក់ឲ្យដំណើការនូវបណ្ដាញរាយការពិសេស ដែលជាបណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍លើអ៊ីនធឺណិតដំបូងគេនៅកម្ពុជា មានឈ្មោះថាអ៊ីនធឺណិតហតឡាញខេមបូឌា / Internet Hotline Cambodia (IHC) ជាការផ្តួចផ្តើមថ្មីមួយដើម្បីទប់ស្កាត់និងប្រឆាំងអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិត។ អង្គការ APLE បានចាប់ផ្ដើមដោះស្រាយបញ្ហានេះបន្ទាប់ពីមានទិន្នន័យស្រាវជ្រាវបង្ហាញថាមានអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិតនៅកម្ពុជា ហើយមានសក្តានុពលកើនឡើង។

ដោយធ្វើការឆ្ពោះទៅរកការធ្វើឱ្យសហគមន៍អនឡាញកាន់តែមានសុវត្ថិភាពសម្រាប់កុមារ IHC ធ្វើការដើម្បី:

  • បង្ការអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិត
  • កាត់បន្ថយរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈដែលមានលក្ខណៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារលើបណ្ដាញអ៊ីនធឺណិត
  • ជួយកុមារដែលរងផលប៉ះពាល់ដោយលុបរូបភាពរបស់ពួកគេចេញពីអ៊ីនធឺណិត
  • ជួយអ្នកអនុវត្តច្បាប់ដើម្បីកំណត់អត្តសញ្ញាណជនរងគ្រោះនិងចាត់វិធានការរកយុតិ្តធម៌ប្រឆាំងនឹងជនល្មើស

“My Department has successfully collaborated with IHC of the APLE NGO in a number of cases in which we were able to support the victim and bring the perpetrator to justice. IHC assistance helped us remove the illegal content of child sexual abuse we traced as being hosted in another country”


ការងាររបស់ IHC រួមចំណែកដល់ភាពជោគជ័យនៃទស្សនវិស័យនិងបេសកកម្មរបស់អង្គការ APLE។ តាមរយៈការធ្វើការជាមួយដៃគូផ្សេងៗ IHC សង្ឃឹមថានឹងជួយពង្រឹងយន្តការសង្គមនិងច្បាប់ឲ្យកាន់តែរឹងមាំដើម្បីការពារកុមារពីអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីធឺណិត។

ដំណើរការនៃការជូនដំណឹងនិងលុបចោល

IHC អនុវត្តនិតិវិធី Notice/Takedown ដែលត្រូវបានបង្កើតឡើងដោយ INHOPE (ដំណើរនៃការរាយការណ៍) និងកត់ត្រាព័ត៌មាននៅក្នុងប្រព័ន្ធ ICCAM ការរាយការណ៍នឹងត្រូវបានពិនិត្យដោយផ្អែកលើច្បាប់ជាតិនិងលក្ខណៈវិនិច្ឆ័យមូលដ្ឋានរបស់បណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេស

ការរាយការណ៍

នៅពេលយើងទទួលបានការរាយការណ៍ CSAM ពីសាធារណជនតាមរយៈបណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេស អ្នកវិភាគព័ត៌មានរបស់យើងនឹងវាយតម្លៃសម្ភារៈ (រូបភាពឬវីដេអូ) ដោយផ្អែកលក្ខណៈវិនិច្ឆ័យមូលដ្ឋានដើម្បីកំណត់ភាពស្របច្បាប់និងចំណាត់ថ្នាក់របស់វា។

ការជូនដំណឹង

អ្នកវិភាគនឹងវិភាគវិភាគ ចាត់ថ្នាក់ និងកត់ត្រាទិន្នន័យចាំបាច់ទាំងអស់ដើម្បីជូនដំណឹងដល់អ្នកអនុវត្តច្បាប់ និងបើកលទ្ធភាពសម្រាប់ការលុបចេញនូវមាតិកាដែលខុសច្បាប់

ការលុបចោល

នគរបាល ISP ឬ Hotline នៃប្រទេសសមីនឹងចាប់ផ្តើមដំណើរការនិតិវិធី Takedown ហើយធ្វើកំណត់ត្រាករណី។ បើការកំណត់អត្តសញ្ញាណជនរងគ្រោះជាកត្តាចាំបាច់ នគរបាលនឹងចាត់វិធានការដើម្បីកំណត់អត្តសញ្ញាណជនរងគ្រោះ។

ការផ្តោតលើជនរងគ្រោះ

អទិភាពរបស់យើងគឺជួយដល់ជនរងគ្រោះនៃអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិតដោយលុបរូបភាពរបស់ពួកគេចេញ ហើយបន្ទាប់មកកំណត់អត្តសញ្ញាណពួកគេសម្រាប់ការទទួលបានសេវាកម្មសមស្រប។ បើជាតម្រូវការ យើងនឹងជូយគាំទ្រប៉ូលីសក្នុងការធ្វើស៊ើបអង្កេតលើករណីកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ។

សមាជិកបណ្ដាញរាយការពិសេសសាកលរបស់ INHOPE កំពុងធ្វើការដើម្បីប្រយុទ្ធប្រឆាំងនឹងសម្ភារៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទកុមារលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត។

មន្ត្រីអនុវត្តច្បាប់

IHC ធ្វើការយ៉ាងជិតស្និទ្ធជាមួយនឹងភ្នាក់ងារសមត្ថកិច្ចថ្នាក់ជាតិនិងអន្តរជាតិដើម្បីប្រឆាំងនឹងអំពើរំលោភបំពាននិងកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអុីនធើណេត។

ប្រព័ន្ធទិន្នន័យអន្តរជាតិអំពីការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមាររបស់ INTERPOL

ពាក់ព័ន្ធនឹងរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ យើងធ្វើការជាមួយប៉ូលីសនៅក្នុងប្រទេសដែលមាតិកាត្រូវបានបង្ហោះដើម្បីដករូបភាពខុសច្បាប់នៃកុមារចេញពីអ៊ីនធឺណិតហើយជួយប៉ូលីសក្នុងការកំណត់អត្តសញ្ញាណជនរងគ្រោះនៃឧក្រិដ្ឋកម្មនិងនាំជនល្មើសទៅរកយុត្តិធម៌។

ប្រសិនបើយើងរកឃើញមាតិកាដែលបង្ហោះនៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជាថាខុសច្បាប់ យើងនឹងផ្តល់ព័ត៌មានទៅនាយកដ្ឋានប្រឆាំងបទល្មើសបច្ចេកវិទ្យា (ACCD) ដើម្បីឱ្យមាតិកាខុសច្បាប់ត្រូវបានដកចេញ និងករណីត្រួវបានស៊ើបអង្កេតដោយ ACCD ឬភ្នាក់ងារដែលមានសមត្ថកិច្ច។ ក្នុងលក្ខខណ្ឌចាំបាច់ ក្រុមការងារ IHC នឹងសម្របសម្រួលការគាំទ្រដល់ជនរងគ្រោះជាមួយក្រុមការងារ APLE ដែលអាចរួមបញ្ចូលសេវាសង្គម សេវាផ្លូវចិត្ត និង/ឫសេវាផ្នែកច្បាប់។

ប្រសិនបើមាតិកាខុសច្បាប់ត្រូវបានបង្ហោះនៅក្នុងប្រទេសណាដែលមិនមានសមាជិកបណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេស INHOPE ក្រុមការងាររបស់ IHC នឹងធ្វើការទាក់ទងផ្ទាល់ជាមួយអ្នកអនុវត្តច្បាប់បរទេសនៅក្នុងប្រទេសនោះ និងផ្ដល់ព័ត៌មានដែលពួកគេអាចប្រើដើម្បីលុបរូបភាពខុសច្បាប់ចេញ កំណត់អត្តសញ្ញាណជនរងគ្រោះ និង/ឬស៊ើបអង្កេតករណី។ នៅក្នុងប្រទេសណាដែលមានសមាជិកបណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេស INHOPE យើងនឹងទាក់ទងពួកគេដើម្បីសម្រួលដល់កិច្ចសហប្រតិបត្តិការជាមួយអ្នកអនុវត្តច្បាប់។

FAQ

Here are our most frequent questions and answers.

If you have questions to ask, do not hesitate to email us. 

Frequently Asked Questions

IHC is a safe web-based venue for the public to report child sexual abuse material they stumble over the Internet. Run by APLE, it’s one of the global hotlines supported by INHOPE Foundation.

IHC exists to make online communities safer for children. It seeks to remove child sexual abuse material from the Internet through working in collaboration with law enforcement and other hotlines. 

Our trained content analysts assess your report against the national baseline criteria (under the Cambodian legal context) and if they find the image/video to be illegal, they will send the information to law enforcement, ISP or other hotline to remove. Where needed, IHC will coordinate with the other team at APLE to secure appropriate support for the victims identified and to assist the police force with their investigations. 

The term ‘child sexual abuse material’ or CSAM is increasingly being used to replace the term ‘child pornography’. This switch of terminology is based on the argument that sexualised material that depicts or otherwise represents children is indeed a representation, and a form, of child sexual abuse, and should not be described as pornography.

If considered to be child pornography, production and distribution of CSAM is illegal under the Cambodian legal context. 

Under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation 2008, child pornography shall mean a visible material such as a photograph or videotape, including a material in electronic form, depicting a minor’s naked figure which excites or stimulates sexual desire.

By the definition of child pornography under the above-mentioned law, any CSAM image (photo or video) that depicts a naked figure of a child which excites or stimulates sexual desire constitutes child pornography which becomes illegal if such image is produced or distributed.  

Your report will be processed by our content analyst to determine its legality and classification. The analyst will trace the hosting location via IP Address and send a notice and takedown request to the responsible agency (Police, ISP, or Hotline). If found to be illegal under the law of the hosting country, the image will get removed from the Internet. Your report might also enable the police to identify victims and bring perpetrators to justice.

កុមារនិងយុវជន

យើងបានបង្កើតធនធានសិក្សាសមស្របតាមអាយុដើម្បីជួយដល់កុមារ ឪពុកម្តាយ ឬ អ្នកថែទាំ សមាជិកសហគមន៍ អ្នកអាជីព និងអជ្ញាធរមូលដ្ឋាន ដើម្បីរក្សាសុវត្ថិភាពកុមារ ប្រឆាំងនឹងហានិភ័យ និងទាញយកអត្ថប្រយោជន៍វិជ្ជមានទាំងអស់ដែលបច្ចេកវិទ្យាអីុនធើណេតផ្តល់។

នៅលើទំព័រនេះអ្នកនឹងរកឃើញនូវធនធានអប់រំសម្រាប់កុមារ និងមនុស្សវ័យដែលអ្នកអាចស្វែងរកតាមអាយុប្រធានបទឬប្រភេទសម្ភារៈ។

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ការលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹង

ការកេញប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធឺណិត (OCSE) គឺជាទម្រង់មួយនៃអំពើរំលោភបំពាននិងកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារដែលត្រូវបានជម្រុញដោយការប្រើប្រាស់អ៊ីនធឺណិត។ គេហទំព័រ (រាប់បញ្ចូលទាំង Dark/Deep Webs) បណ្ដាញទំនាក់ទំនងសង្គម និងកម្មវិធីស្មាតហ្វូនមួយចំនួនកំពុងត្រូវបានប្រើប្រាស់សម្រាប់សកម្មភាពរំលោភបំពាននិងខុសច្បាប់ដូចជាការចូលមើលនិងការចែកចាយរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ (រូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈអាសអាភាសកុមារ) ការលួងលោមកុមារដែលងាយរងគ្រោះ ព្រមទាំងការផ្សាយបន្តផ្ទាល់នូវសកម្មភាពផ្លូវភេទនៃកុមារ។

សកម្មភាពលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹងមុនៗរបស់ IHC ជាមួយអ្នកចូលរួមផ្សេងៗ

ខ្ញុំបានរៀនសូត្រច្រើនពីការចូលរួមនៅក្នុងព្រឹត្តិការណ៍លើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹងដែលរៀបចំដោយ IHC ហើយខ្ញុំនឹងផ្សព្វផ្សាយព័ត៌មានទូទាំងបណ្តាញយុវជនរបស់ខ្ញុំ។ ចំណេះដឹងដែលខ្ញុំបានទទួលនឹងជួយខ្ញុំក្នុងការប្រើប្រាស់អ៊ីនធឺណិតដោយសុវត្ថិភាព និងចេះទាញយកអត្ថប្រយោជន៍ពីអ៊ីនធឺណិត។
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គ្រប់គ្រងដោយ APLE  បណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេសលើអ៊ីនធឺណិតកម្ពុជា (IHC) មិនត្រឹមតែផ្តល់នូវកន្លែងសុវត្ថិភាពមួយសម្រាប់សាធារណជនដើម្បីរាយការណ៍ពីរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទកុមារលើអ៊ីនធឺណិតប៉ុណ្ណោះទេ ថែមទាំងបានបង្កើននូការអនុវត្តសកម្មភាពអប់រំនិងលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹងដែលផ្តោតលើការបង្កើនការយល់ដឹងអំពីសុវត្ថិភាពលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត និងបញ្ហានៅលើអ៊ីនធឺណិតដែលកំពុងកើតមានក្នុងចំណោមកុមារនិងយុវវ័យ ឪពុកម្តាយ/អ្នកថែទាំ អ្នកជំនាញ និងសហគមន៍មូលដ្ឋាន។

យុទ្ធសាស្រ្តលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹងរបស់ IHC រួមមាន:

  • ផ្តល់ការយល់ដឹងនិងការបណ្តុះបណ្តាលដល់ក្រុមគោលដៅដើម្បីជួយពួកគេឱ្យទទួលបានព័ត៌មានអំពីផលប្រយោជន៍អ៊ីនធឺណិត ហានិភ័យ និងវិធានការដើម្បីរក្សាកូនរបស់ពួកគេឱ្យមានសុវត្ថិភាព
  • បង្កើតនិងផ្សព្វផ្សាយសារសុវត្ថិភាពតាមរយៈប្រព័ន្ធផ្សព្វផ្សាយសង្គម
  •  រៀបចំសកម្មភាពរៀនសូត្រជាមួយកុមារដើម្បីកំណត់ពីហានិភ័យនិងវិធានការបង្កានិងលើកកម្ពស់ឥរិយាបថគ្មានហានិភ័យចំពោះការប្រើប្រាស់លើអ៊ីនធឺណិត។
  •  បំពាក់បំប៉នដល់កុមារ យុវវ័យ និងមនុស្សពេញវ័យនូវចំណេះដឹងនិងជំនាញត្រឹមត្រូវដើម្បីរក្សាសុវត្ថិរបស់ពួកគេភាពខណៈពេលទាញយកផលប្រយោជន៍ពីឱកាសប្រើប្រាស់អ៊ីនធឺណិត។

IHC ក៏បានគាំទ្រដល់ទិវាអ៊ិនធឺណិតប្រកបដោយសុវត្ថិភាព (SID) ដែលជាគំនិតផ្តួចផ្តើមរបស់គម្រោង SafeBorders របស់សហភាពអឺរ៉ុបឆ្នាំ 2014 តាមរយៈការបង្កើត ការភ្ជាប់ និងចែករំលែកព័ត៌មានអំពីយុទ្ធនាការលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹងជាសកលរបស់ពួកគេ។

មូលនីធិ INHOPE

INHOPE គឺជាបណ្តាញសាកលនៃបណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេសទាំង ៥១ នៅក្នុង ៤១ ប្រទេសដែលត្រូវបានបង្កើតឡើងដើម្បីឆ្លើយតបនឹងមាតិកាខុសច្បាប់នៅលើអ៊ីធឺណិត និងប្ដេជ្ញាសម្អាតរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទកុមារចេញពីអ៊ីនធឺណិត។ INHOPE ក៏ដើរតួនាទីជាបណ្ដុំនៃអ្នកជំនាញមួយសម្រាប់ការរាយការណ៍ជាសាកលអំពីមាតិកាខុសច្បាប់ជាពិសេសរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈរំលោភផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារពីជុំវិញពិភពលោក។

មូលនិធិ INHOPE

បេសកកម្មរបស់ INHOPE គឺគាំទ្រនិងលើកកម្ពស់កិច្ចការរបស់បណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេសអន្តរជាតិដើម្បីប្រយុទ្ធប្រឆាំងនឹងការរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារដោយប្រើវិធីសាស្រ្តពហុអ្នកពាក់ព័ន្ធ។

IHC បានធ្វើការជាមួយ INHOPE តាំងពីឆ្នាំ ២០១៥ ដើម្បីលុបបំបាត់រូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ លើបណ្ដាញអីុនធើណេត។ ក្នុងលក្ខខណ្ឌចាំបាច់ យើងនឹងទាក់ទងទៅ INHOPE ឬសមាជិករបស់ពួកគេនៅក្នុងបណ្ដាប្រទេសផ្សេងៗដើម្បីជួយសម្រួលដល់សកម្មភាពបញ្ជួនបន្ដនិងធ្វើចំណាត់ការជាមួយនឹងអ្នកអនុវត្តច្បាប់ ឫឧស្សាហកម្មអ៊ីនធឺណិតដើម្បីដកមាតិកាខុសច្បាប់ចេញពីអ៊ីនធឺណិត។ INHOPE ក៏ជួយយើងផងដែរជាមួយនឹងការថែទាំបច្ចេកទេសនៃប្រព័ន្ធបណ្ដាញរាយការពិសេស និងការចូលទៅកាន់ ICCAM ដើម្បីវិភាគ ធ្វើចំណាត់ថ្នាក់ និងកត់ត្រារបាយការណ៍។

INHOPE Stats 2017 (CSAM Characteristics)

ព័ត៌មានសំខាន់របស់ INHOPE

របៀបរាយកាណ៍

រូបភាពរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ

ចូលទៅកាន់ទម្រង់រាយការណ៍

អ្នកអាចស្វែងរកទម្រង់រាយការណ៍ដោយចុចប៊ូតុង REPORT CSAM នៅក្នុងរបាម៉ឺនុយមេនៅផ្នែកខាងលើនៃគេហទំព័រ។

បំពេញទម្រង់រាយការណ៍

ដំបូងអ្នកត្រូវជ្រើសប្រភេទនៃប្រភពដែលអ្នកបានប្រទះឃើញ CSAM ដោយចៃដន្យ ឬសង្ស័យថាមានរូបភាពអាសអាភាសកុមារ (ឧទាហរណ៍: គេហទំព័រ, អ៊ីមែល, ហ្វេសប៊ុក, បន្ទប់ជជែកជាដើម) ។ បន្ទាប់មកបញ្ចូល URL (អាសយដ្ឋានគេហទំព័រ) នៃរូបភាព / វីដេអូនៅក្នុងប្រអប់ដែលនឹងលេចឡើង។ អ្នកអាចបញ្ចូល URL ច្រើនជាងមួយក្នុងពេលតែមួយដោយប្រើសញ្ញាក្បៀសដើម្បីបំបែក URL នីមួយៗ។ អ្នកក៏អាចចម្លងនិងបិទភ្ជាប់ URL ទៅក្នុងប្រអប់នេះផងដែរ

ប្រអប់ព័ត៌មានបន្ថែម

ប្រសិនបើអ្នកចង់ផ្តល់ព័ត៌មានបន្ថែមអំពីការការណ៍របស់អ្នក អ្នកអាចវាយបញ្ចូលក្នុងប្រអប់។

ទោះជាយ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយប្រសិនបើអ្នកមានព័ត៌មានបន្ថែមអំពីការរាយការណ៍របស់អ្នក យើងនឹងកោតសរសើរចំពោះព័ត៌មានលម្អិតដែលអ្នកអាចផ្តល់ជូន។

ព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនរបស់អ្នក

សូមចងចាំថាអ្នកអាចរាយការណ៍ដោយសម្ងាត់។ ទោះជាយ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយប្រសិនបើអ្នកជ្រើសរើសផ្ដល់ព័ត៌មានទំនាក់ទំនងរបស់អ្នក យើងនឹងអាចទាក់ទងអ្នកដើម្បីផ្តល់ព័ត៌មានថ្មីៗអំពីការរាយការណ៍របស់អ្នកនៅពេលដែលមាន។

ព័ត៌មានទំនាក់ទំនងរបស់អ្នកនឹងត្រូវរក្សាទុកជាការសម្ងាត់។ យើងរក្សាសិទ្ធិមិនផ្តល់ព័ត៌មានដែលចាត់ទុកថាជាការសម្ងាត់។ ប្រសិនបើអ្នកមិនចង់ផ្តល់ព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនរបស់អ្នក គ្រាន់តែគូសប្រអប់ ខ្ញុំចង់រាយការណ៍ដោយអនាមិក‘ ហើយបន្ទាប់មកប្រអប់ព័ត៌មាននឹងបាត់ទៅវិញ។ នៅពេលអ្នកជ្រើសរើសរាយការណ៍ដោយអនាមិកព័ត៌មានផ្ទាល់ខ្លួនរបស់អ្នកមិនត្រូវបានកត់ត្រានៅក្នុងប្រព័ន្ធរបស់យើងទេ។ វានឹងបង្ហាញថា ឯកជន។

ផ្ញើចេញនូវការរាយការណ៍

នៅពេលអ្នកបានបំពេញទម្រង់រួចងហើយ (សូមប្រយ័ត្នអំពី * ព័ត៌មានដែលចាំបាច់) ចុចប៊ូតុង «ផ្ញើចេញ» នៅខាងក្រោមទម្រង់។ បន្ទាប់ពីអ្នកចុចលើប៊ូតុងផ្ញើចេញ អ្នកនឹងទទួលបានសារលេចឡើងដោយស្វ័យប្រវត្តិជាមួយនឹពាក្យអរគុណនិងលេខយោង 8 ខ្ទង់។ អ្នកអាចប្រើលេខនេះដើម្បីតាមដានអំពីការរាយការណ៍របស់អ្នកដោយចូលទៅទំព័រដើមនិងចុចប៊ូតុង CHECK STATUS នៅក្រោមគ្រាប់រំកិល។

ព័ត៌មានបច្ចុប្បន្នភាពអំពីការរាយការណ៍របស់អ្នកគួរមាននៅក្នុងកំឡុង 24 ម៉ោងបន្ទាប់ពីអ្នកបានរាយការណ៍ដោយជោគជ័យ។ ការធ្វើបច្ចុប្បន្នភាពព័ត៌មានបន្តបន្ទាប់ នឹងត្រូវបានធ្វើឡើងបន្ទាប់ពីការការណ៍របស់អ្នកត្រូវបានដំណើរការឆ្លងកាត់ដំណាក់កាលផ្សេងៗគ្នា។ កន្លែងដែលរក្សាការសម្ងាត់យើងរក្សាសិទ្ធិមិនផ្តល់ព័ត៌មានឬធ្វើបច្ចុប្បន្នភាព។ អ្នកអាចទាក់ទងមិត្តរួមការងាររបស់យើងប្រសិនបើអ្នកមានសំណួរជាក់លាក់អំពីការការណ៍របស់អ្នក។

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កំណត់ជារូបភាពរំលោភបំពានកុមារ
រូបភាពបានលុបចោល

ការរាយការណ៍របស់អ្នកពិតជាមានសារៈសំខាន់ណាស់

សូមចាំថា ការរាយការណ៍របស់អ្នកអាចនាំមកនូវការផ្លាស់ប្ដូរ។ អ៊ីនធឺណិតទទួលបានការចាប់អារម្មណ៍យ៉ាងខ្លាំងនៅក្នុងសង្គមរបស់យើង ជាពិសេសកុមារនិងយុវវ័យ។ ជាអកុសលអ៊ីនធឺណិតក៍អាចត្រូវបានប្រើប្រាស់ដោយជនល្មើស ឧទាហរណ៍ដូចជាដើម្បីមើល ទាញយកនិង / ឬចែកចាយរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈអាសអាភាសកុមារ ជនល្មើសក៏អាចប្រើអ៊ិនធឺណិតដើម្បីកំណត់គោលដៅកុមារ និងលូងលោមពួកគេក្នុងគោលបំណងធ្វើការរំលោភបំពាន / កេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទ។

ដំណឹងល្អគឺថាយើងជាមនុស្សពេញវ័យដែលមានទំនួលខុសត្រូវ អាចធ្វើឱ្យអ៊ីនធឺណិតជាកន្លែងដែលមានសុវត្ថិភាពសម្រាប់កុមារក្នុងការប្រើប្រាស់ តាមរយៈការចែករំលែកចំណេះដឹងនិងដំបូន្មានរបស់យើងជាមួយពួកគេអំពីសុវត្ថិភាពនៅលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត និងតាមរយៈការរាយការណ៍ករណីសង្ស័យពីអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត

ការងាររបស់ IHC រួមចំណែកដល់ភាពជោគជ័យនៃទស្សនវិស័យនិងបេសកកម្មរបស់អង្គការ APLE។ តាមរយៈការធ្វើការជាមួយដៃគូផ្សេងៗ IHC សង្ឃឹមថានឹងជួយពង្រឹងយន្តការសង្គមនិងច្បាប់ឲ្យកាន់តែរឹងមាំដើម្បីការពារកុមារពីអំពើកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារតាមប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីធឺណិត

សំណួរសួរញឹកញាប់

The term child sexual abuse material is increasingly being used to replace the term child pornography. This switch of terminology is based on the argument that sexualized material that depicts or otherwise represents children is indeed a representation, and a form, of child sexual abuse, and should not be described as pornography.

Source: http://luxembourgguidelines.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Terminology-guidelines-396922-EN.pdf

A uniform resource locator (URL) is the address of a resource on the Internet. A URL indicates the location of a resource as well as the protocol used to access it. 

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

A website is a collection of publicly accessible, interlinked Web pages that share a single domain name.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

A home page is the default or front page of a site. It is the first page that visitors see when they load a URL.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

Social media is a term for a variety of internet applications that allow users to create content and interact with each other. This interaction can take many forms, but some common types include:

  • Sharing links to interesting content produced by third parties
  • Public updates to a profile, including information on current activities and even location data
  • Sharing photos, videos and posts
  • Commenting on the photos, posts, updates, videos and links shared by others

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

A chat room is a designated virtual channel where users communicate with each other through the Internet, traditionally in plain text only. More recent developments in Web technology now allow the transmission of images and emoticons in a chat room as well.

The term can mean online chatting, instant messaging and online forums using either synchronous or asynchronous conferencing. Some chat rooms require a username and password combination in order to log in or join a conversation, allowing for privacy among the users.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

An instant message (IM) is a real-time, text-based communication similar to chat. It uses a shared software client between or among two or more people using personal computers, iPhones or other devices. The communication is done over a network, often the Internet, and may include advanced modes with live voice or video. File transfers are also sometimes allowed but are limited in size.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

MSN is the Microsoft Network (MSN) that is a collection of Web applications and online content services. MSN offers free downloads of various software and suites, blog hosting to share experiences and discuss issues, tips and tricks regarding the use of apps, and legal information about various software. Moreover, the website offers “Community Services” consisting of newsgroups, forums, and chat.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

ចូររាយការណ៍ ប្រសិនបើអ្នកឃើញវា

ចូលរួមធ្វើឱ្យប្រព័ន្ធអ៊ីនធើណេតកាន់តែមានសុវត្ថិភាពសម្រាប់កុមារ។ ការរបាយការណ៍របស់អ្នកពិតជាសំខាន់!

ហេតុអ្វីត្រូវរាយការណ៍?

រូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈដែលមានលក្ខណៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទលើកុមារ (CSAM) គឺជាពាក្យដែគេអាប្រើជំនួសឲ្យពាក្យ រូបភាម្ភារៈអាអាភាកុមា និសំដៅល់រូភាម្ភារៈណាដែលង្ហាពីម្មភាផ្លូវភេង្ហាផ្តោចំលើអវៈវៈភេស់កុមា បើកឃើញថាជារូភាពខុច្បាប់ព័ត៌មានឹត្រូបានញ្ជួដល់អ្ននុវត្តច្បាប់ដើម្បីស៊ើបង្កេត។

របៀបដែលយើងលុបរូបភាពរំលោភបំពានកុមារចេញពីអីុនធើណេត

ការរាយការណ៍អំពីរូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈរំលោភបំពានផ្លូវភេទកុមារអាចឱ្យមាតិកាខុសច្បាប់នោះអាចត្រូវបានលុបចេញ និង / ឬជនរងគ្រោះត្រួវបានកំណតើអត្តសញ្ញាណ។ អ្នកវិភាគបណ្ដាញរាយការណ៍ពិសេសរបស់យើងនឹងវាយតំលៃអំពីអ្វីដែលអ្នកបានរាយការណ៍ភ្លាមៗជាមួយនឹងលក្ខខណ្ឌវិនិច្ឆ័យមូលដ្ឋាន ហើយប្រសិនបើពួកគេរកឃើញថាជារូបភាពឫសម្ភារៈខុសច្បាប់ពួកគេនឹងបញ្ជួនព័ត៌មានទៅស្ថាប័នអនុវត្តច្បាប់  ISP ឬខ្សែទូរស័ព្ទបន្ទាន់ផ្សេងទៀតដើម្បីធ្វើអន្តរាគមន៍។ របាយការណ៍របស់អ្នកពិតជាសំខាន់! កុំព្រងើយកន្តើយនឹងវាបើអ្នកឃើញវាលើអ៊ីនធឺណិត។

ព័ត៌មានចុងក្រោយ

Child Sexual Abuse Material is abusive imaging of a child victim

reporT it
if you see it! Don't ignore

Your report enables the possibility of illegal content to be removed and/or victims to be identified.

What is CSAM?

Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) is a term that can be used as an alternative to child pornography to refer to any material depicting acts of sexual abuse and/or focusing on the genitalia of the child. Making and disseminating CSAM is a crime.

Why Report?

Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) enables the possibility of illegal content to be removed and/or victims to be identified. If found to be illegal, the information will be sent to law enforcement for legal action.

How Takedown?

Our content analysts assess your report immediately against the national baseline criteria and if they find the image/video to be illegal, they will send notice/takedown requests to law enforcement, ISP or other hotline to remove the content.

CERTIFIED COURSE ON

“Keeping Children Safe from Online Child Sexual Exploitation”

What We Do

We seek to bring a multi-disciplinary response to protect children in an online environment.  

< Notice and Takedown

IHC follows the notice and takedown process put in place by INHOPE Foundation (Journey of a report) and record information in the ICCAM system. Your reports will be assessed according to the national law and hotline baselines to check its legality.

< Awareness Raising

IHC not only offers a safe venue for the public to report child sexual abuse material online, but also has increasingly implemented awareness and educational activities with a focus on internet safety and emerging online issues.

< Research and Advocacy

To strengthen our key messages, evidence based advocacy, IHC works with partners and stakeholders to conduct and contribute to research tasks that look at the current and emerging issues of online child sexual exploitation.

What We Do

We seek to bring a multi-disciplinary response to protect children in an online environment.  

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notice & takedown

IHC follows the notice and takedown process put in place by INHOPE Foundation (Journey of a report) and record information in the ICCAM system. Your reports will be assessed according to the national law and hotline baselines to check its legality.

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awareness raising

IHC not only offers a safe venue for the public to report child sexual abuse material online, but also has increasingly implemented awareness and educational activities with a focus on internet safety and emerging online issues.

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research & advocacy

To strengthen our key messages, evidence based advocacy, IHC works with partners and stakeholders to conduct and contribute to research tasks that look at the current and emerging issues of online child sexual exploitation.

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How to report

Child sexual abuse material (CSAM)

Find the reporting form by clicking the REPORT ABUSE button in the main menu bar. First, choose the type of online platform that you accidentally see CSAM or suspected child pornography hosted in (i.e. website, email, Facebook, chatroom, etc.). Then, enter the URL (web address) of the image/video in the box. You can enter more than one URL at a time by using a comma to separate each URL or copy and past the URL into this box.

Remember that you can report anonymously. However, if you choose to provide us your contact information, we will be able to contact you to provide update about your report when it is available. Your contact information will be kept confidential. We reserve the right to not providing information that is deemed confidential. If you don’t wish to provide your personal information, just tick the box ‘I wish to report anonymously’. 

Once you have completed the form, hit the SEND button right under the form. After you have clicked the SEND button, you should receive an automated popup message with the thank you note and 8 digit reference number. You can use this number to trace the progress of your report by going to the home page and clicking the CHECK STATUS button right below the slider. Your report status information should be available in 24 hours 

Incoming Reports
Classified CSAM
Removed CSAM

Your report does matter!​

Please be reassured that your report can always make a difference. The Internet has a huge interest in our society and children. Unfortunately, the Internet can also be used by offenders, for instances, to view, download and/or distribute child sexual abuse material. Offenders can also use the Internet to target children and groom them for sexual abuse/exploitation. 

The good news is we, as a responsible adult, can make the Internet a safer place for children to use by sharing our knowledge and advice with them about online safety, and by reporting suspected online child sexual exploitation. 

Frequently asked questions

The term child sexual abuse material is increasingly being used to replace the term child pornography. This switch of terminology is based on the argument that sexualized material that depicts or otherwise represents children is indeed a representation, and a form, of child sexual abuse, and should not be described as pornography.

Source: http://luxembourgguidelines.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Terminology-guidelines-396922-EN.pdf

A uniform resource locator (URL) is the address of a resource on the Internet. A URL indicates the location of a resource as well as the protocol used to access it. 

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

A website is a collection of publicly accessible, interlinked Web pages that share a single domain name.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

A home page is the default or front page of a site. It is the first page that visitors see when they load a URL.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

Social media is a term for a variety of internet applications that allow users to create content and interact with each other. This interaction can take many forms, but some common types include:

  • Sharing links to interesting content produced by third parties
  • Public updates to a profile, including information on current activities and even location data
  • Sharing photos, videos and posts
  • Commenting on the photos, posts, updates, videos and links shared by others

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

A chat room is a designated virtual channel where users communicate with each other through the Internet, traditionally in plain text only. More recent developments in Web technology now allow the transmission of images and emoticons in a chat room as well.

The term can mean online chatting, instant messaging and online forums using either synchronous or asynchronous conferencing. Some chat rooms require a username and password combination in order to log in or join a conversation, allowing for privacy among the users.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

An instant message (IM) is a real-time, text-based communication similar to chat. It uses a shared software client between or among two or more people using personal computers, iPhones or other devices. The communication is done over a network, often the Internet, and may include advanced modes with live voice or video. File transfers are also sometimes allowed but are limited in size.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

MSN is the Microsoft Network (MSN) that is a collection of Web applications and online content services. MSN offers free downloads of various software and suites, blog hosting to share experiences and discuss issues, tips and tricks regarding the use of apps, and legal information about various software. Moreover, the website offers “Community Services” consisting of newsgroups, forums, and chat.

Source: https://www.techopedia.com

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Stakeholders

IHC also works with other stakeholders such as government, internet industry, schools, travel agencies and civil society to leverage our work on combating child sexual abuse and exploitation online.

Safer Internet Day

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar.

ECPAT Sweden

ECPAT Sverige (Sweden) was established as an NGO in 1996, and is a member of ECPAT International’s global network with representation in over 70 countries. ECPAT Sweden collaborates with other NGOs, authorities and part of the industry to fight commercial sexual exploitation of children.

We value working in partnership simply because fighting child sexual abuse/exploitation online demands a global solution.  

Government: We support the national government agencies mandated with child protection by providing an evidence based understanding of the online issues and helping them develop a plan of action based on research evidence to tackle online child sexual exploitation.

Civil Society: IHC shares the information about online child sexual exploitation trends with other civil society organisations in Cambodia and internationally and coordinates the referral of online cases.  

Internet Industry: We engage Internet Service Providers (ISPs), webmasters, content providers, etc. in learning activities through dialogues and workshops where they can gain an understanding of online risks, how they can contribute to stopping the problem, and recommendations to make their services safer for their clients.

Schools: We provide knowledge to school students, teachers and members of the management through training and awareness raising activities so that they can stay safe, teach their students and implement a child safeguarding policy in their institution to prevent online risk. They also know what to do and are able to report when they come across child sexual abuse images online. 

Travel Agencies: We raise their awareness of online child sexual exploitation and help them develop solutions to prevent misuse of their service for abusing children. We also offer them advice and recommendations to promote child protection in their business.  

APLE and Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) co-organize a full-day workshop on prevention of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism. 

Useful links from stakeholders

Child Welfare & Online Safety Organisations (links from INHOPE)

INSAFE: www.saferinternet.org

INHOPE / INSAFE Web Portal: www.saferinternet.eu

eNACSO: www.enacso.eu

Childnet: www.childnet-int.org

End Child Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT): www.ecpat.org

Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI): www.fosi.org

International Center for Missing and Exploited children (ICMEC): www.icmec.org

Media Awareness Network: www.media-awareness.ca

International Save the Children Alliance: www.savethechildren.net

Industry

Microsoft: www.microsoft.com

Vodafone: www.vodafone.com

Telefonica: www.telefonica.com

GSMA: www.gsmworld.com

Euroispa: www.euroispa.org

AOL: www.aol.com

T-Online: www.t-online.net

Law enforcement

IHC works closely with national and international law enforcement agencies to fight child sexual abuse and exploitation online. 

INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) Database

When it comes to child sexual abuse material, we work with police in the country where the content is hosted to remove illegal images of children from the Internet and help the police identify victims of crime and bring perpetrators to justice.

If we find illegal content hosted in Cambodia to be illegal, we will provide information to the Anti Cyber Crime Department to have the content removed and the matter investigated by ACCD or mandated agency. Where needed, IHC team will coordinate supports for victims with APLE team which may include social, psychological and/or legal services.

Where illegal content is hosted in other country, IHC team will make direct contact with foreign law enforcement in that country if there is no INHOPE hotline and provide them the information available that they can use to remove illegal images, identify victims and/or investigate the case. In a country where INHOPE hotline member exists, we will contact them to facilitate cooperation with law enforcement.

INHOPE FOUNDATION

INHOPE is a global network of 51 hotlines in 41 countries, established to deal with illegal content online and dedicated to stamping out child sexual abuse material from the Internet. INHOPE also serves as a one-stop-shop for global reports of illegal content especially child sexual abuse material from around the world.

INHOPE Foundation

The mission of INHOPE is to support and enhance the work of international hotlines to combat child sexual abuse using a multi stakeholder approach.

IHC has been working with INHOPE since 2015 to eradicate child sexual abuse material online. Where needed, we will contact INHOPE or their Hotline members in different countries to facilitate notice and takedown actions with law enforcement or Internet industry to remove illegal content from the Internet.

Our hotline analysts receive training and technical support from INHOPE directly. INHOPE also helps us with the technical maintenance of the Hotline system and access to ICCAM for analyzing, classifying and recording reports.

INHOPE Stats 2017 (CSAM Characteristics)

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"My Department has successfully collaborated with IHC of the APLE NGO in a number of cases in which we were able to support the victim and bring the perpetrator to justice. IHC assistance helped us remove the illegal content of child sexual abuse we traced as being hosted in another country"
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"I have learned a lot from participating in the awareness event organized by IHC and I will spread the information across my youth network. The knowledge I've gained will shape the way I use and take advantage of the Internet."
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We have created a variety of age-appropriate learning resources to help children, parents/carers, professional and local communities to stay safe, counter online risk and take all the positive advantages that the Internet technology provides.

On this page, you will find a selection of resources for the general public and media to use, which you can search for by topic or material type.   

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Please note that the information on this page is not intended to prevent you from using the internet or being afraid of anyone you meet online. It is intended to give you the tools you need in order to recognize the risks of online use and prevent them from happening, thus allowing you to have a safe and enriching experience online.

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Any child can be subject to child sexual abuse online, however by taking the right precautions and being smart online, you can avoid the dangers of using the internet and stay safe on the web.

What is Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation?

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens to both boys and girls. The offenders can be strangers or someone who is close to you and that you know.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens when a person (usually an adult, however can happen by other children and young adults as well), involves a child in sexual activity, either by force or by using manipulation methods.  Sometimes the perpetrator will give something in return for the child’s sexual activity. This can be money, gifts, payment for school fees, etc. When there is some type of exchange between the perpetrator and the child it will be defined as child sexual exploitation.  However, if the sexual activity satisfies only the needs of the perpetrator, it will be defined as child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse and exploitation can involve physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, and sometimes sexual abuse and exploitation will happen without any physical contact involved. Contact sexual abuse includes rape, sexually touching a child or making the child touch the perpetrator, or coercing the child int sexual activity with the perpetrator or with others. Non-contact sexual abuse and exploitation includes filming or taking pictures of a child in sexual positions, exposing a child to sexual material, and encouraging a child to act in a sexual manner.

Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Sexual abuse and exploitation cases have been on the rise through the internet or other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Sexual predators are taking advantage of the easy access to children through online communication applications and websites in order to sexually abuse and exploit a child. The communication with a child may either lead to the perpetrator meeting the child in person for sexual purposes, or may end with no physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, with the sexual exploitation happening in an online setting. The perpetrator may convince a child to send photos or make videos which either contain nudity or sexual content, or may try to send such content to the child.

When no physical contact is involved, it may be confusing for a child who may have experienced some form of child sexual abuse online, but they won’t realize that what has happened to them is wrong. They may even falsely believe that if they participated in the process, they are to blame which can lead to severe emotional consequences. But it is important to remember that a child is never to blame for the abuse that happened to them.

Learning more about the topic will help you both understand how to prevent yourself from harm, and know what to do in cases where you or someone you know has been hurt by someone online.

Talking to strangers online

The term online stranger refers to anyone you are in contact with online but you have never met in person. Even if you have been chatting with a person for days or even weeks, if they are unknown personally to you, they will still be considered a stranger.

Although talking to strangers online has many benefits such as allowing you to meet new people and create new friendships, it is important to be aware of the risks and be cautious with any interaction you have with an online stranger.

Not everyone is who they say they are online. When you meet a person in real life you will immediately recognize if they are male or female, old or young, foreign or local, etc. Online however, it is much easier to pretend you are something you are not. There are online predators who take advantage of this and disguise as different people so they can gain your trust, while their real intention is gaining access to you for sexual purposes. They may tell you things you want to hear, offer gifts or make promises that will make you want to be in contact with them.

The process of befriending a child online for sexual purposes is called online grooming.  Child sex offenders use this method to gain a child’s trust and make them believe they can trust them. By manipulating a child’s feelings, it becomes easier to abuse a child and also maintain control over them.

Where can the online predators find you?

Communication online happens in various forms – through social media, chat rooms, messaging apps, online games and more. The same platforms you use to stay in contact with your friends, are the same platforms that online predators use when they want to reach out to a child.

With any online account you have, make sure you are setting the privacy settings so that only friends and people you know can contact you and see your information. You should also make sure that any information you write about yourself does not expose any personal details. To learn more about setting your privacy settings press here.

If you find yourself communicating with a stranger online, remember the following rules of what you should and should-not do to help you stay safe:

You should NOT:

  • Give away any personal information about yourself. This can make you more vulnerable to online predators and allow them to use this information to groom you and gain access to you.
  • Send pictures of yourself to a stranger online, especially if they are intimate. Pictures are personal and should only be shared with people you know and trust, while intimate photos should not be uploaded or shared at all. Once an image is uploaded online it can reach the hands of anyone, be exposed publicly or used in ways you never planned on.
  • Accept gifts from a stranger you only met online. You don’t know the real intentions of a stranger giving you gifts online. They may do it as part of a grooming process to gain your trust or they may make you feel obligated to give them something in return in a later stage and use this for their advantage.
  • Enter unknown links or open suspicious files which were sent to you by strangers online. You may be exposed to disturbing material or viruses when clicking on unknown sources online. Always be careful when entering unknown areas of the web or opening unknown files.
  • Meet in person a stranger you just met online on your own. It can be dangerous meeting people you met only online since they might not be who they say they are. If you do decide to meet a person you just met online, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and best to have someone along with you.

You should:

  • Be critical of the people you meet online. Knowing that not everyone who is friendly online has good intentions or is someone you can trust; can help you be cautious with any online interaction with a stranger.
  • Be aware of suspicious behavior online. Look out for any signs of behavior that seem inappropriate. For instance, a stranger online is asking you a lot of personal questions, has information on their profile that does not match what they are saying, is offering to give you things you want supposedly with no return, wants to talk privately, talks about sexual topics and tries to convince you to as well, etc.
  • Report anyone who is harassing you or sending you inappropriate material online. If you or anyone you know has been sexually exploited online, you should report them immediately. This will help stop the abuse and prevent others from getting harmed.

One of the main forms of sexual exploitation of children online, involves the production as well as distribution of sexual material involving children.

What is Child Sexual Abuse Material?

Child sexual abuse material (CSAM), includes photographs, videos, and sound recordings of children in sexual situations.

The distribution, selling, displaying, projecting or screening of child sexual abuse material publicly, is a crime in Cambodia and can be punished by law, as is the production of such material for the sake of public distribution.

Even if a child is above the legal age of consent (15 in Cambodia), and agrees to performing sexual activity with an adult, if the production of CSAM is involved during the act and later being distributed, the child is being sexually exploited and it is considered a crime. 

CSAM can be obtained by a perpetrator threatening, coercing, tricking, deceiving, or convincing a child to make the sexual material, or even voluntarily from the child.

What is online streaming?

Online streaming is the broadcasting of a video live online. There are many different apps that allow you to create videos which are distributed live, either to a public audience or to a selected set of friends.

Both making a live video as well as watching live videos, contain different risks which we will help you understand and stay safe from:

Making live videos:

Posting live videos of yourself through various online streaming apps may be fun and seem like a good way to connect with friends and show them what you are up to. However, it is important to know that online streaming can also put you in danger.

Although through some apps, live videos will be erased automatically after a certain period of time, the videos you upload can always be recorded live and used later for any purpose. Keep that in mind anytime you think of streaming something you wouldn’t want everyone to see.

Online streaming has also become a means for sexual predators online to sexually exploit children. Many children receive offers by online predators to use streaming apps to make sexual videos of themselves while offering them money in return. They may convince a child and deceive them into thinking it is for their eyes only, but actually record and distribute the material to others. 

Watching live videos:

Watching live videos which were uploaded by others may also contain risks. Because it is a live video there is no way to screen the content before watching to make sure it is age appropriate and will not progress to contain disturbing images.

Online predators will also broadcast sexually explicit videos through live streaming, targeting children to make them more susceptible to abuse. It is therefore crucial you are aware who the person is you are watching a live video of, and make sure it is done   under caution.

What is sexting?

Sexting (sex+text) – is engaging in sending someone sexually explicit content online. This may include sexual texts, or sexual images and videos of themselves to another person.

Sexting can be done voluntarily. You may want to send your boyfriend/girlfriend/someone you like a sexual photo of yourself and at the time it may seem like a good idea. But once you upload a photo online you will lose control of it and not know where it will end up. Even if you send it to someone you trust, the photo you sent may be distributed to others, or uploaded publicly against your will. It is important to remember that everything you upload online is very difficult to erase and has the potential to stay online forever. For this reason, you should always make sure that anything you upload, you will be comfortable with everyone seeing and cannot harm you.

What is sextortion?

Sextortion (sex+extortion) is when someone takes advantage of the sexual images they have of another person and threaten to reveal them if they don’t receive what they want. They may demand for more sexual material, money and more.

What should you do if someone is trying to sext you?

If it is someone you know and care about, explain that it makes you feel uncomfortable and that you do not want to do it. A person who really cares about you would never want to put you in a situation that makes you feel bad.

If the person persists and is pressuring you, you can:

  1. Tell someone you trust and ask for help
  2. Report the person
  3. Block the person and make sure that person cannot bother you anymore

What should you do if you already sent a photo?

  1. You can ask the person you sent it to, to delete it and respect your privacy
  2. It might be possible to report through the app or website and ask to remove the photo. You can do this by reporting the photo on the site.
  3. Report here on IHC.

What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is when someone threats, harasses, shames, writes or posts hurtful things about another person online.

This includes:

  • Harassing a person to send pictures or videos of themselves or to do things they don’t want to online.
  • Sending intimate or embarrassing images of a person without their consent
  • Exposing a person to pornographic material against their will
  • Sending threats about activities done online
  • Writing offensive or hurtful words against or about a person online

What can you do if someone is bullying you online?

By reacting to something posted online you are actually increasing the visibility of the post and making it more public. Even if your intentions are to show disapproval of the content, you are actually allowing more people to be exposed to the offensive content. Reporting, or in cases where the content is not abusive – ignoring, are better options. 

  • Ignoring – Some cases of cyberbullying involve a few hurtful words and end there. Your first reaction may be to send something hurtful back, but this can just make things worse and actually encourage the cyberbully to continue. Sometimes the person who is harassing you is only checking your reactions and is interested in making you feel upset. If you ignore and show that it does not affect you, they may likely stop.
  • Reporting – Any case that of cyberbullying that does not stop, or if the cyberbully actions involve sending offensive or illegal content such as CSAM, it must be reported. Reporting can help stop the person who is harassing you, and can also help prevent other people from getting hurt. Reporting can be done either by telling a trusted adult or by reporting here. Most apps and websites have options for reporting any content of abusive nature as well.

Take notice of your own actions – Make sure YOU are not cyberbullying anyone

  • Maybe you saw a naked picture of someone you know and forwarded it just because you thought it looked good, or thought that your friends would like it. But think about the person in the photo and how it would affect them. Don’t do something that might hurt someone else and that you wouldn’t want done to yourself!
  • Sometimes it is easy to forget how much a person can get hurt online because you cannot see their reactions in person. But saying offensive things online is just as bad as saying them to their face.
  • Shaming a person online can reach a large amount of people and can create long term social implications for that person. It can also lead to serious psychological and emotional problems that may lead to the person’s self-harm. Never engage in activities that may put someone in such distress.
  • Anything you post online can easily be lost of your control and can be almost impossible to remove. If you take part of activities online that lead to someone else’s harm, you are not only ruining someone else’s life. You are also leaving a negative impression of yourself that will always be seen and can impact your own future as well.

If you realize you took part in cyberbullying someone – delete the content, apologize to the person and set a good example by telling others not to engage in these activities themselves. It is never too late to do the right thing!

Studies show that more than 50% of children under the age 18 in Cambodia have been exposed to some type of pornographic material online. Pornographic material however of any kind, should be avoided by children entirely. Besides containing images that are highly inappropriate for children to watch, it also exposes children to many risks; Children who have been exposed to pornographic material are more easily lured by sexual predators online and can become a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation or take part in abusive behavior towards others thinking it is normal.

You may be exposed to pornography by different means:

  • Unintentionally – you accidentally entered a link that takes you to a pornographic website or mistakenly downloaded pornographic material which is labeled as something else. Many online predators will upload and mislabel the material intentionally for children to find, making it easier for them to sexually exploit them.

What you can do: You should always be very cautious about what you click on when you are on the web. Only download files from reliable and verified sources. If you are entering a link that was shared by a friend, check who was the original person that posted the link before pressing on it and make sure it is a trusted source. Also be careful while using video sharing apps such as YouTube, as they may also unintentionally lead you to a video with sexual content.

  • Someone sends you pornographic material online against your will. Someone may send you via messaging apps, e-mail, social media or chat-rooms, files or links to videos or images which contain pornographic material.

What you can do: If it is a friend who sent you the material, you can ask them to stop and tell them it is not something that is appropriate to watch or share. If the person is an online stranger you should be extra cautious of their intentions and remember you can block them. If the pornographic content contains children, remember it is illegal to distribute and you should report it immediately.

  • You actively seek out pornography out of curiosity or will to learn more about sexual relations. Consensual sexual relations between two adults is normal and it is natural to feel curious and want to learn more about it. Learning through pornographic material online however will not lead to the right answers and can also be dangerous for children. It can make you believe that what you see is normal behavior, and put you at risk of being sexually exploited. It is important to understand that pornography depicts unrealistic sexual relations which often involve violent and abusive behavior. Such behavior should not be adopted or encouraged, and pornography should never become a source to learn more about sexual relations.

What you can do: If you want to learn more about sex and healthy relationships try to think if there is someone you can trust to talk and learn more about the topic. Maybe a parent, an older sibling, a teacher or an older friend. Many children feel too shy or embarrassed to ask questions related to sex, or feel they may be judged for being interested in it. However, learning how to have a healthy relationship and learn more about sexual issues is not something to be embarrassed about.

If you still feel you cannot talk to anyone, check if your school or local library has books with more information that you can learn from. There are also many safe online sources which provide information on sex education and healthy relationships. Make sure you choose the right sources which can be trusted to give you age-appropriate and accurate information on sex education.

You can start by checking the following links:

http://childhelpline.org.kh/km/ – provides counseling, information about healthy relationships, and answers frequently asked questions about sexual health

http://rhac.org.kh/km/ – provides information on reproductive health, biological changes, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and more

http://www.youthchhlat.org/ – provides a platform for asking questions regarding sexual issues, reproductive health and gender-based violence.

http://mariestopes.org.kh/ – provides information on reproductive health, contraceptives, safe sex, STIs, safe abortion, and more

Now that you have learned about the different risks of online use, here you can learn how to keep your information safe from online predators.

What are the dangers of uploading personal information online?

Just as you would never leave your house wide open to allow any stranger to enter at all times, you wouldn’t want online strangers to have free access to you as well. It may be easy to forget that the internet is not a private place, but keep in mind that every action you do online has the potential of being seen by other people. Any information you upload can make you vulnerable to other people exploiting this information for their personal gain. 

Key tips to remember:

  • Personal information should stay personal, especially online. Personal information can be any information that will allow a person online to learn private things about you and gain access to you. This includes your full name, your home address, who your family members are, where you go to school, what places you like to go to, what you enjoy doing, etc. If you upload personal information, make sure your privacy settings are set to allow only close friends to see it.
  • You should never upload anything online that you would not want the whole public to see. Even if you set your privacy settings to friends only, or send a video to one person in a private chat room, there is still a chance it can be used against you and distributed to others. If there is something you don’t feel comfortable with everyone seeing it, don’t upload it!
  • Keep your passwords strong and safe from others. Your password should never be shared with anyone, even friends. Your password allows you to keep the information you upload online, safe and in your control.
  • Make sure your geolocation is not exposed to public. Most internet devices can be tracked to identify their accurate location, which is called a geolocation. Some by default will be exposed with any post you upload, showing others where you are posting from. You can change your settings online to prevent this from being exposed to the public.
  • Keep notice of the different internet devices you use. Every internet device has different settings which you should be aware of. Your actions may be tracked and traced when using the internet through public devices such as computers in cybercafes, at school, or using the smartphone’s and computers of others. Be aware of the actions you do online while using internet devices which are not your own.

How can you keep your information safe?

After making sure you are not uploading anything that may put you at risk, you also want to keep the information that you do decide to upload, safe and secure and let it be exposed only to the people who are close to you. Depending on the different apps you use, there are different ways to set your privacy settings to keep your information safe.

With most social media and applications, you will find the privacy settings through a “help” or “settings” button. There will be different things you need to take care of:

  • Who can see your profile – your name, profile picture and general information about you
  • Who can see your actions online – what you upload and what you comment on or like
  • Who can see your friends or followers – all the people you are connected to online
  • Who can see your location – where you are physically located while using the internet
  • Who can tag you – who can connect you to posts, videos or pictures they upload
  • Who can send you friend requests or messages – who is able to reach out to you

It is generally recommended that all of the above will be restricted to friends only, and in some cases even set only to your own eyes. This will allow you to stay safe and prevent online predators from gaining access to you and your information. There are however cases where you would want to post things that everyone can see, such as if you are requesting general knowledge from the public or you think there is something important that the general public should be aware of and you want to share it. In these cases, you can change the setting for a specific post and allow for the public to see this post only. Don’t forget that public posts should never contain private information.

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Please note that the information on this page is not intended to prevent you from using the internet or being afraid of anyone you meet online. It is intended to give you the tools you need in order to recognize the risks of online use and prevent them from happening, thus allowing you to have a safe and enriching experience online.

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Any child can be subject to child sexual abuse online, however by taking the right precautions and being smart online, you can avoid the dangers of using the internet and stay safe on the web.

What is Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation?

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens to both boys and girls. The offenders can be strangers or someone who is close to you and that you know.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens when a person (usually an adult, however can happen by other children and young adults as well), involves a child in sexual activity, either by force or by using manipulation methods.  Sometimes the perpetrator will give something in return for the child’s sexual activity. This can be money, gifts, payment for school fees, etc. When there is some type of exchange between the perpetrator and the child it will be defined as child sexual exploitation.  However, if the sexual activity satisfies only the needs of the perpetrator, it will be defined as child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse and exploitation can involve physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, and sometimes sexual abuse and exploitation will happen without any physical contact involved. Contact sexual abuse includes rape, sexually touching a child or making the child touch the perpetrator, or coercing the child int sexual activity with the perpetrator or with others. Non-contact sexual abuse and exploitation includes filming or taking pictures of a child in sexual positions, exposing a child to sexual material, and encouraging a child to act in a sexual manner.

Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Sexual abuse and exploitation cases have been on the rise through the internet or other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Sexual predators are taking advantage of the easy access to children through online communication applications and websites in order to sexually abuse and exploit a child. The communication with a child may either lead to the perpetrator meeting the child in person for sexual purposes, or may end with no physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, with the sexual exploitation happening in an online setting. The perpetrator may convince a child to send photos or make videos which either contain nudity or sexual content, or may try to send such content to the child.

When no physical contact is involved, it may be confusing for a child who may have experienced some form of child sexual abuse online, but they won’t realize that what has happened to them is wrong. They may even falsely believe that if they participated in the process, they are to blame which can lead to severe emotional consequences. But it is important to remember that a child is never to blame for the abuse that happened to them.

Learning more about the topic will help you both understand how to prevent yourself from harm, and know what to do in cases where you or someone you know has been hurt by someone online.

Talking to strangers online

The term online stranger refers to anyone you are in contact with online but you have never met in person. Even if you have been chatting with a person for days or even weeks, if they are unknown personally to you, they will still be considered a stranger.

Although talking to strangers online has many benefits such as allowing you to meet new people and create new friendships, it is important to be aware of the risks and be cautious with any interaction you have with an online stranger.

Not everyone is who they say they are online. When you meet a person in real life you will immediately recognize if they are male or female, old or young, foreign or local, etc. Online however, it is much easier to pretend you are something you are not. There are online predators who take advantage of this and disguise as different people so they can gain your trust, while their real intention is gaining access to you for sexual purposes. They may tell you things you want to hear, offer gifts or make promises that will make you want to be in contact with them.

The process of befriending a child online for sexual purposes is called online grooming.  Child sex offenders use this method to gain a child’s trust and make them believe they can trust them. By manipulating a child’s feelings, it becomes easier to abuse a child and also maintain control over them.

Where can the online predators find you?

Communication online happens in various forms – through social media, chat rooms, messaging apps, online games and more. The same platforms you use to stay in contact with your friends, are the same platforms that online predators use when they want to reach out to a child.

With any online account you have, make sure you are setting the privacy settings so that only friends and people you know can contact you and see your information. You should also make sure that any information you write about yourself does not expose any personal details. To learn more about setting your privacy settings press here.

If you find yourself communicating with a stranger online, remember the following rules of what you should and should-not do to help you stay safe:

You should NOT:

  • Give away any personal information about yourself. This can make you more vulnerable to online predators and allow them to use this information to groom you and gain access to you.
  • Send pictures of yourself to a stranger online, especially if they are intimate. Pictures are personal and should only be shared with people you know and trust, while intimate photos should not be uploaded or shared at all. Once an image is uploaded online it can reach the hands of anyone, be exposed publicly or used in ways you never planned on.
  • Accept gifts from a stranger you only met online. You don’t know the real intentions of a stranger giving you gifts online. They may do it as part of a grooming process to gain your trust or they may make you feel obligated to give them something in return in a later stage and use this for their advantage.
  • Enter unknown links or open suspicious files which were sent to you by strangers online. You may be exposed to disturbing material or viruses when clicking on unknown sources online. Always be careful when entering unknown areas of the web or opening unknown files.
  • Meet in person a stranger you just met online on your own. It can be dangerous meeting people you met only online since they might not be who they say they are. If you do decide to meet a person you just met online, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and best to have someone along with you.

You should:

  • Be critical of the people you meet online. Knowing that not everyone who is friendly online has good intentions or is someone you can trust; can help you be cautious with any online interaction with a stranger.
  • Be aware of suspicious behavior online. Look out for any signs of behavior that seem inappropriate. For instance, a stranger online is asking you a lot of personal questions, has information on their profile that does not match what they are saying, is offering to give you things you want supposedly with no return, wants to talk privately, talks about sexual topics and tries to convince you to as well, etc.
  • Report anyone who is harassing you or sending you inappropriate material online. If you or anyone you know has been sexually exploited online, you should report them immediately. This will help stop the abuse and prevent others from getting harmed.

One of the main forms of sexual exploitation of children online, involves the production as well as distribution of sexual material involving children.

What is Child Sexual Abuse Material?

Child sexual abuse material (CSAM), includes photographs, videos, and sound recordings of children in sexual situations.

The distribution, selling, displaying, projecting or screening of child sexual abuse material publicly, is a crime in Cambodia and can be punished by law, as is the production of such material for the sake of public distribution.

Even if a child is above the legal age of consent (15 in Cambodia), and agrees to performing sexual activity with an adult, if the production of CSAM is involved during the act and later being distributed, the child is being sexually exploited and it is considered a crime. 

CSAM can be obtained by a perpetrator threatening, coercing, tricking, deceiving, or convincing a child to make the sexual material, or even voluntarily from the child.

What is online streaming?

Online streaming is the broadcasting of a video live online. There are many different apps that allow you to create videos which are distributed live, either to a public audience or to a selected set of friends.

Both making a live video as well as watching live videos, contain different risks which we will help you understand and stay safe from:

Making live videos:

Posting live videos of yourself through various online streaming apps may be fun and seem like a good way to connect with friends and show them what you are up to. However, it is important to know that online streaming can also put you in danger.

Although through some apps, live videos will be erased automatically after a certain period of time, the videos you upload can always be recorded live and used later for any purpose. Keep that in mind anytime you think of streaming something you wouldn’t want everyone to see.

Online streaming has also become a means for sexual predators online to sexually exploit children. Many children receive offers by online predators to use streaming apps to make sexual videos of themselves while offering them money in return. They may convince a child and deceive them into thinking it is for their eyes only, but actually record and distribute the material to others. 

Watching live videos:

Watching live videos which were uploaded by others may also contain risks. Because it is a live video there is no way to screen the content before watching to make sure it is age appropriate and will not progress to contain disturbing images.

Online predators will also broadcast sexually explicit videos through live streaming, targeting children to make them more susceptible to abuse. It is therefore crucial you are aware who the person is you are watching a live video of, and make sure it is done   under caution.

What is sexting?

Sexting (sex+text) – is engaging in sending someone sexually explicit content online. This may include sexual texts, or sexual images and videos of themselves to another person.

Sexting can be done voluntarily. You may want to send your boyfriend/girlfriend/someone you like a sexual photo of yourself and at the time it may seem like a good idea. But once you upload a photo online you will lose control of it and not know where it will end up. Even if you send it to someone you trust, the photo you sent may be distributed to others, or uploaded publicly against your will. It is important to remember that everything you upload online is very difficult to erase and has the potential to stay online forever. For this reason, you should always make sure that anything you upload, you will be comfortable with everyone seeing and cannot harm you.

What is sextortion?

Sextortion (sex+extortion) is when someone takes advantage of the sexual images they have of another person and threaten to reveal them if they don’t receive what they want. They may demand for more sexual material, money and more.

What should you do if someone is trying to sext you?

If it is someone you know and care about, explain that it makes you feel uncomfortable and that you do not want to do it. A person who really cares about you would never want to put you in a situation that makes you feel bad.

If the person persists and is pressuring you, you can:

  1. Tell someone you trust and ask for help
  2. Report the person
  3. Block the person and make sure that person cannot bother you anymore

What should you do if you already sent a photo?

  1. You can ask the person you sent it to, to delete it and respect your privacy
  2. It might be possible to report through the app or website and ask to remove the photo. You can do this by reporting the photo on the site.
  3. Report here on IHC.

What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is when someone threats, harasses, shames, writes or posts hurtful things about another person online.

This includes:

  • Harassing a person to send pictures or videos of themselves or to do things they don’t want to online.
  • Sending intimate or embarrassing images of a person without their consent
  • Exposing a person to pornographic material against their will
  • Sending threats about activities done online
  • Writing offensive or hurtful words against or about a person online

What can you do if someone is bullying you online?

By reacting to something posted online you are actually increasing the visibility of the post and making it more public. Even if your intentions are to show disapproval of the content, you are actually allowing more people to be exposed to the offensive content. Reporting, or in cases where the content is not abusive – ignoring, are better options. 

  • Ignoring – Some cases of cyberbullying involve a few hurtful words and end there. Your first reaction may be to send something hurtful back, but this can just make things worse and actually encourage the cyberbully to continue. Sometimes the person who is harassing you is only checking your reactions and is interested in making you feel upset. If you ignore and show that it does not affect you, they may likely stop.
  • Reporting – Any case that of cyberbullying that does not stop, or if the cyberbully actions involve sending offensive or illegal content such as CSAM, it must be reported. Reporting can help stop the person who is harassing you, and can also help prevent other people from getting hurt. Reporting can be done either by telling a trusted adult or by reporting here. Most apps and websites have options for reporting any content of abusive nature as well.

Take notice of your own actions – Make sure YOU are not cyberbullying anyone

  • Maybe you saw a naked picture of someone you know and forwarded it just because you thought it looked good, or thought that your friends would like it. But think about the person in the photo and how it would affect them. Don’t do something that might hurt someone else and that you wouldn’t want done to yourself!
  • Sometimes it is easy to forget how much a person can get hurt online because you cannot see their reactions in person. But saying offensive things online is just as bad as saying them to their face.
  • Shaming a person online can reach a large amount of people and can create long term social implications for that person. It can also lead to serious psychological and emotional problems that may lead to the person’s self-harm. Never engage in activities that may put someone in such distress.
  • Anything you post online can easily be lost of your control and can be almost impossible to remove. If you take part of activities online that lead to someone else’s harm, you are not only ruining someone else’s life. You are also leaving a negative impression of yourself that will always be seen and can impact your own future as well.

If you realize you took part in cyberbullying someone – delete the content, apologize to the person and set a good example by telling others not to engage in these activities themselves. It is never too late to do the right thing!

Studies show that more than 50% of children under the age 18 in Cambodia have been exposed to some type of pornographic material online. Pornographic material however of any kind, should be avoided by children entirely. Besides containing images that are highly inappropriate for children to watch, it also exposes children to many risks; Children who have been exposed to pornographic material are more easily lured by sexual predators online and can become a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation or take part in abusive behavior towards others thinking it is normal.

You may be exposed to pornography by different means:

  • Unintentionally – you accidentally entered a link that takes you to a pornographic website or mistakenly downloaded pornographic material which is labeled as something else. Many online predators will upload and mislabel the material intentionally for children to find, making it easier for them to sexually exploit them.

What you can do: You should always be very cautious about what you click on when you are on the web. Only download files from reliable and verified sources. If you are entering a link that was shared by a friend, check who was the original person that posted the link before pressing on it and make sure it is a trusted source. Also be careful while using video sharing apps such as YouTube, as they may also unintentionally lead you to a video with sexual content.

  • Someone sends you pornographic material online against your will. Someone may send you via messaging apps, e-mail, social media or chat-rooms, files or links to videos or images which contain pornographic material.

What you can do: If it is a friend who sent you the material, you can ask them to stop and tell them it is not something that is appropriate to watch or share. If the person is an online stranger you should be extra cautious of their intentions and remember you can block them. If the pornographic content contains children, remember it is illegal to distribute and you should report it immediately.

  • You actively seek out pornography out of curiosity or will to learn more about sexual relations. Consensual sexual relations between two adults is normal and it is natural to feel curious and want to learn more about it. Learning through pornographic material online however will not lead to the right answers and can also be dangerous for children. It can make you believe that what you see is normal behavior, and put you at risk of being sexually exploited. It is important to understand that pornography depicts unrealistic sexual relations which often involve violent and abusive behavior. Such behavior should not be adopted or encouraged, and pornography should never become a source to learn more about sexual relations.

What you can do: If you want to learn more about sex and healthy relationships try to think if there is someone you can trust to talk and learn more about the topic. Maybe a parent, an older sibling, a teacher or an older friend. Many children feel too shy or embarrassed to ask questions related to sex, or feel they may be judged for being interested in it. However, learning how to have a healthy relationship and learn more about sexual issues is not something to be embarrassed about.

If you still feel you cannot talk to anyone, check if your school or local library has books with more information that you can learn from. There are also many safe online sources which provide information on sex education and healthy relationships. Make sure you choose the right sources which can be trusted to give you age-appropriate and accurate information on sex education.

You can start by checking the following links:

http://childhelpline.org.kh/km/ – provides counseling, information about healthy relationships, and answers frequently asked questions about sexual health

http://rhac.org.kh/km/ – provides information on reproductive health, biological changes, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and more

http://www.youthchhlat.org/ – provides a platform for asking questions regarding sexual issues, reproductive health and gender-based violence.

http://mariestopes.org.kh/ – provides information on reproductive health, contraceptives, safe sex, STIs, safe abortion, and more

Now that you have learned about the different risks of online use, here you can learn how to keep your information safe from online predators.

What are the dangers of uploading personal information online?

Just as you would never leave your house wide open to allow any stranger to enter at all times, you wouldn’t want online strangers to have free access to you as well. It may be easy to forget that the internet is not a private place, but keep in mind that every action you do online has the potential of being seen by other people. Any information you upload can make you vulnerable to other people exploiting this information for their personal gain. 

Key tips to remember:

  • Personal information should stay personal, especially online. Personal information can be any information that will allow a person online to learn private things about you and gain access to you. This includes your full name, your home address, who your family members are, where you go to school, what places you like to go to, what you enjoy doing, etc. If you upload personal information, make sure your privacy settings are set to allow only close friends to see it.
  • You should never upload anything online that you would not want the whole public to see. Even if you set your privacy settings to friends only, or send a video to one person in a private chat room, there is still a chance it can be used against you and distributed to others. If there is something you don’t feel comfortable with everyone seeing it, don’t upload it!
  • Keep your passwords strong and safe from others. Your password should never be shared with anyone, even friends. Your password allows you to keep the information you upload online, safe and in your control.
  • Make sure your geolocation is not exposed to public. Most internet devices can be tracked to identify their accurate location, which is called a geolocation. Some by default will be exposed with any post you upload, showing others where you are posting from. You can change your settings online to prevent this from being exposed to the public.
  • Keep notice of the different internet devices you use. Every internet device has different settings which you should be aware of. Your actions may be tracked and traced when using the internet through public devices such as computers in cybercafes, at school, or using the smartphone’s and computers of others. Be aware of the actions you do online while using internet devices which are not your own.

How can you keep your information safe?

After making sure you are not uploading anything that may put you at risk, you also want to keep the information that you do decide to upload, safe and secure and let it be exposed only to the people who are close to you. Depending on the different apps you use, there are different ways to set your privacy settings to keep your information safe.

With most social media and applications, you will find the privacy settings through a “help” or “settings” button. There will be different things you need to take care of:

  • Who can see your profile – your name, profile picture and general information about you
  • Who can see your actions online – what you upload and what you comment on or like
  • Who can see your friends or followers – all the people you are connected to online
  • Who can see your location – where you are physically located while using the internet
  • Who can tag you – who can connect you to posts, videos or pictures they upload
  • Who can send you friend requests or messages – who is able to reach out to you

It is generally recommended that all of the above will be restricted to friends only, and in some cases even set only to your own eyes. This will allow you to stay safe and prevent online predators from gaining access to you and your information. There are however cases where you would want to post things that everyone can see, such as if you are requesting general knowledge from the public or you think there is something important that the general public should be aware of and you want to share it. In these cases, you can change the setting for a specific post and allow for the public to see this post only. Don’t forget that public posts should never contain private information.

Children and young people

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Please note that the information on this page is not intended to prevent you from using the internet or being afraid of anyone you meet online. It is intended to give you the tools you need in order to recognize the risks of online use and prevent them from happening, thus allowing you to have a safe and enriching experience online.

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Any child can be subject to child sexual abuse online, however by taking the right precautions and being smart online, you can avoid the dangers of using the internet and stay safe on the web.

What is Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation?

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens to both boys and girls. The offenders can be strangers or someone who is close to you and that you know.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation happens when a person (usually an adult, however can happen by other children and young adults as well), involves a child in sexual activity, either by force or by using manipulation methods.  Sometimes the perpetrator will give something in return for the child’s sexual activity. This can be money, gifts, payment for school fees, etc. When there is some type of exchange between the perpetrator and the child it will be defined as child sexual exploitation.  However, if the sexual activity satisfies only the needs of the perpetrator, it will be defined as child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse and exploitation can involve physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, and sometimes sexual abuse and exploitation will happen without any physical contact involved. Contact sexual abuse includes rape, sexually touching a child or making the child touch the perpetrator, or coercing the child int sexual activity with the perpetrator or with others. Non-contact sexual abuse and exploitation includes filming or taking pictures of a child in sexual positions, exposing a child to sexual material, and encouraging a child to act in a sexual manner.

Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Sexual abuse and exploitation cases have been on the rise through the internet or other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Child sex offenders are taking advantage of the easy access to children through online communication applications and websites in order to sexually abuse and exploit a child. The communication with a child may either lead to the perpetrator meeting the child in person for sexual purposes, or may end with no physical contact between the perpetrator and the child, with the sexual exploitation happening in an online setting. The perpetrator may convince a child to send photos or make videos which either contain nudity or sexual content, or may try to send such content to the child.

When no physical contact is involved, it may be confusing for a child who may have experienced some form of child sexual abuse online, but they won’t realize that what has happened to them is wrong. They may even falsely believe that if they participated in the process, they are to blame which can lead to severe emotional consequences. But it is important to remember that a child is never to blame for the abuse that happened to them.

Learning more about the topic will help you both understand how to prevent yourself from harm, and know what to do in cases where you or someone you know has been hurt by someone online.

  • Talking to strangers online

    The term online stranger refers to anyone you are in contact with online but you have never met in person. Even if you have been chatting with a person for days or even weeks, if they are unknown personally to you, they will still be considered a stranger.

    Although talking to strangers online has many benefits such as allowing you to meet new people and create new friendships, it is important to be aware of the risks and be cautious with any interaction you have with an online stranger.

    Not everyone is who they say they are online. When you meet a person in real life you will immediately recognize if they are male or female, old or young, foreign or local, etc. Online however, it is much easier to pretend you are something you are not. There are online child sex offenders who take advantage of this and disguise as different people so they can gain your trust, while their real intention is gaining access to you for sexual purposes. They may tell you things you want to hear, offer gifts or make promises that will make you want to be in contact with them.

    The process of befriending a child online for sexual purposes is called online grooming.  Child sex offenders use this method to gain a child’s trust and make them believe they can trust them. By manipulating a child’s feelings, it becomes easier to abuse a child and also maintain control over them.

    How do online child sex offenders gain access to you?

    Communication online happens in various forms – through social media, chat rooms, messaging apps, online games and more. The same platforms you use to stay in contact with your friends, are the same platforms that online child sex offenders use when they want to reach out to a child.

    With any online account you have, make sure you are setting the privacy settings so that only friends and people you know can contact you and see your information. You should also make sure that any information you write about yourself does not expose any personal details. To learn more about setting your privacy settings press here.

    If you find yourself communicating with a stranger online, remember the following rules of what you should and should-not do to help you stay safe:

You should NOT:

  • Give away any personal information about yourself. This can make you more vulnerable to online child sex offenders and allow them to use this information to groom you and gain access to you.
  • Send pictures of yourself to a stranger online, especially if they are intimate. Pictures are personal and should only be shared with people you know and trust, while intimate photos should not be uploaded or shared at all. Once an image is uploaded online it can reach the hands of anyone, be exposed publicly or used in ways you never planned on.
  • Accept gifts from a stranger you only met online. You don’t know the real intentions of a stranger giving you gifts online. They may do it as part of a grooming process to gain your trust or they may make you feel obligated to give them something in return in a later stage and use this for their advantage.
  • Enter unknown links or open suspicious files which were sent to you by strangers online. You may be exposed to disturbing material or viruses when clicking on unknown sources online. Always be careful when entering unknown areas of the web or opening unknown files.
  • Meet in person a stranger you just met online on your own. It can be dangerous meeting people you met only online since they might not be who they say they are. If you do decide to meet a person you just met online, make sure you tell a trusted adult about it, meet in a public place, and best to have someone along with you.

You should:

  • Be critical of the people you meet online. Knowing that not everyone who is friendly online has good intentions or is someone you can trust; can help you be cautious with any online interaction with a stranger.
  • Be aware of suspicious behavior online. Look out for any signs of behavior that seem inappropriate. For instance, a stranger online is asking you a lot of personal questions, has information on their profile that does not match what they are saying, is offering to give you things you want supposedly with no return, wants to talk privately, talks about sexual topics and tries to convince you to as well, etc.
  • Report anyone who is harassing you or sending you inappropriate material online. If you or anyone you know has been sexually exploited online, you should report them immediately. This will help stop the abuse and prevent others from getting harmed.

One of the main forms of sexual exploitation of children online, involves the production as well as distribution of sexual material involving children.

What is Child Sexual Abuse Material?

Child sexual abuse material (CSAM), includes photographs, videos, and sound recordings of children in sexual situations.

The distribution, selling, displaying, projecting or screening of child sexual abuse material publicly, is a crime in Cambodia and can be punished by law, as is the production of such material for the sake of public distribution.

Even if a child is above the legal age of consent (15 in Cambodia), and agrees to performing sexual activity with an adult, if the production of CSAM is involved during the act and later being distributed, the child is being sexually exploited and it is considered a crime. 

CSAM can be obtained by a perpetrator threatening, coercing, tricking, deceiving, or convincing a child to make the sexual material, or even voluntarily from the child.

What is online streaming?

Online streaming is the broadcasting of a video live online. There are many different apps that allow you to create videos which are distributed live, either to a public audience or to a selected set of friends.

Both making a live video as well as watching live videos, contain different risks which we will help you understand and stay safe from:

Making live videos:

Posting live videos of yourself through various online streaming apps may be fun and seem like a good way to connect with friends and show them what you are up to. However, it is important to know that online streaming can also put you in danger.

Although through some apps, live videos will be erased automatically after a certain period of time, the videos you upload can always be recorded live and used later for any purpose. Keep that in mind anytime you think of streaming something you wouldn’t want everyone to see.

Online streaming has also become a means for child sex offenders online to sexually exploit children. Many children receive offers by online perpetrators to use streaming apps to make sexual videos of themselves while offering them money in return. They may convince a child and deceive them into thinking it is for their eyes only, but actually record and distribute the material to others.

Watching live videos:

Watching live videos which were uploaded by others may also contain risks. Because it is a live video there is no way to screen the content before watching to make sure it is age appropriate and will not progress to contain disturbing images.

Online sex offenders will also broadcast sexually explicit videos through live streaming, targeting children to make them more susceptible to abuse. It is therefore crucial you are aware who the person is you are watching a live video of, and make sure it is done   under caution.

What is sexting?

Sexting (sex+texting) – is engaging in sending someone sexually explicit content online. This may include sexual texts, or sexual images and videos of themselves to another person.

Sexting can be done voluntarily. You may want to send your boyfriend/girlfriend/someone you like a sexual photo of yourself and at the time it may seem like a good idea. But once you upload a photo online you will lose control of it and not know where it will end up. Even if you send it to someone you trust, the photo you sent may be distributed to others, or uploaded publicly against your will. It is important to remember that everything you upload online is very difficult to erase and has the potential to stay online forever. For this reason, you should always make sure that anything you upload, you will be comfortable with everyone seeing and cannot harm you.

What is sextortion?

Sextortion (sex+extortion) is when someone takes advantage of the sexual images they have of another person and threaten to reveal them if they don’t receive what they want. They may demand for more sexual material, money and more.

What should you do if someone is trying to sext you?

If it is someone you know and care about, explain that it makes you feel uncomfortable and that you do not want to do it. A person who really cares about you would never want to put you in a situation that makes you feel bad.

If the person persists and is pressuring you, you can:

  1. Tell someone you trust and ask for help
  2. Report the person
  3. Block the person and make sure that person cannot bother you anymore

What should you do if you already sent a photo?

  1. You can ask the person you sent it to, to delete it and respect your privacy
  2. It might be possible to report through the app or website and ask to remove the photo. You can do this by reporting the photo on the site.
  3. Report here on IHC.

What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is when someone threats, harasses, shames, writes or posts hurtful things about another person online.

This includes:

  • Harassing a person to send pictures or videos of themselves or to do things they don’t want to online.
  • Sending intimate or embarrassing images of a person without their consent
  • Exposing a person to pornographic material against their will
  • Sending threats about activities done online
  • Writing offensive or hurtful words against or about a person online

What can you do if someone is bullying you online?

By reacting to something posted online you are actually increasing the visibility of the post and making it more public. Even if your intentions are to show disapproval of the content, you are actually allowing more people to be exposed to the offensive content. Reporting, or in cases where the content is not abusive – ignoring, are better options. 

  • Ignoring – Some cases of cyberbullying involve a few hurtful words and end there. Your first reaction may be to send something hurtful back, but this can just make things worse and actually encourage the cyberbully to continue. Sometimes the person who is harassing you is only checking your reactions and is interested in making you feel upset. If you ignore and show that it does not affect you, they may likely stop.
  • Reporting – Any case that of cyberbullying that does not stop, or if the cyberbully actions involve sending offensive or illegal content such as CSAM, it must be reported. Reporting can help stop the person who is harassing you, and can also help prevent other people from getting hurt. Reporting can be done either by telling a trusted adult or by reporting here. Most apps and websites have options for reporting any content of abusive nature as well.

Take notice of your own actions – Make sure YOU are not cyberbullying anyone

  • Maybe you saw a naked picture of someone you know and forwarded it just because you thought it looked good, or thought that your friends would like it. But think about the person in the photo and how it would affect them. Don’t do something that might hurt someone else and that you wouldn’t want done to yourself!
  • Sometimes it is easy to forget how much a person can get hurt online because you cannot see their reactions in person. But saying offensive things online is just as bad as saying them to their face.
  • Shaming a person online can reach a large amount of people and can create long term social implications for that person. It can also lead to serious psychological and emotional problems that may lead to the person’s self-harm. Never engage in activities that may put someone in such distress.
  • Anything you post online can easily be lost of your control and can be almost impossible to remove. If you take part of activities online that lead to someone else’s harm, you are not only ruining someone else’s life. You are also leaving a negative impression of yourself that will always be seen and can impact your own future as well.

“If you realize you took part in cyberbullying someone – delete the content, apologize to the person and set a good example by telling others not to engage in these activities themselves. It is never too late to do the right thing!”

Studies show that more than 50% of children under the age 18 in Cambodia have been exposed to some type of pornographic material online[1]. Pornographic material however of any kind, should be avoided by children entirely. Besides containing images that are highly inappropriate for children to watch, it also exposes children to many risks; Children who have been exposed to pornographic material are more easily lured by sexual offenders online and can become a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation or take part in abusive behavior towards others thinking it is normal.

You may be exposed to pornography by different means:

  • Unintentionally – you accidently entered a link that takes you to a pornographic website or mistakenly downloaded pornographic material which is labeled as something else. Online child sex offenders will upload and mislabel the material intentionally for children to find, making it easier for them to sexually exploit them.

What you can do: You should always be very cautious about what you click on when you are on the web. Only download files from reliable and verified sources. If you are entering a link that was shared by a friend, check who was the original person that posted the link before pressing on it and make sure it is a trusted source. Also be careful while using video sharing apps such as YouTube, as they may also unintentionally lead you to a video with sexual content.

  • Someone sends you pornographic material online against your will. Someone may send you via messaging apps, e-mail, social media or chat-rooms, files or links to videos or images which contain pornographic material.

What you can do: If it is a friend who sent you the material, you can ask them to stop and tell them it is not something that is appropriate to watch or share. If the person is an online stranger you should be extra cautious of their intentions and remember you can block them. If the pornographic content contains children, remember it is illegal to distribute and you should report it immediately.

  • You actively seek out pornography out of curiosity or will to learn more about sexual relations. Consensual sexual relations between two adults is normal and it is natural to feel curious and want to learn more about it. Learning through pornographic material online however will not lead to the right answers and can also be dangerous for children. It can make you believe that what you see is normal behavior, and put you at risk of being sexually exploited. It is important to understand that pornography depicts unrealistic sexual relations which often involve violent and abusive behavior. Such behavior should not be adopted or encouraged, and pornography should never become a source to learn more about sexual relations.

What you can do: If you want to learn more about sex and healthy relationships try to think if there is someone you can trust to talk and learn more about the topic. Maybe a parent, an older sibling, a teacher or an older friend. Many children feel too shy or embarrassed to ask questions related to sex, or feel they may be judged for being interested in it. However, learning how to have a healthy relationship and learn more about sexual issues is not something to be embarrassed about.

If you still feel you cannot talk to anyone, check if your school or local library has books with more information that you can learn from. There are also many safe online sources which provide information on sex education and healthy relationships. Make sure you choose the right sources which can be trusted to give you age-appropriate and accurate information on sex education.

You can start by checking the following links:

http://childhelpline.org.kh/km/ – provides counseling, information about healthy relationships, and answers frequently asked questions about sexual health

http://rhac.org.kh/km/ – provides information on reproductive health, biological changes, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and more

http://www.youthchhlat.org/ – provides a platform for asking questions regarding sexual issues, reproductive health and gender-based violence.

http://mariestopes.org.kh/ – provides information on reproductive health, contraceptives, safe sex, STIs, safe abortion, and more

[1] Child Welfare Group, 2003. A Preliminary Study into the Accessibility by Minors of Pornography in Cambodia

Now that you have learned about the different risks of online use, here you can learn how to keep your information safe from perpetrators online.

What are the dangers of uploading personal information online?

Just as you would never leave your house wide open to allow any stranger to enter at all times, you wouldn’t want online strangers to have free access to you as well. It may be easy to forget that the internet is not a private place, but keep in mind that every action you do online has the potential of being seen by other people. Any information you upload can make you vulnerable to other people exploiting this information for their personal gain. 

Key tips to remember:

  • Personal information should stay personal, especially online. Personal information can be any information that will allow a person online to learn private things about you and gain access to you. This includes your full name, your home address, who your family members are, where you go to school, what places you like to go to, what you enjoy doing, etc. If you upload personal information, make sure your privacy settings are set to allow only close friends to see it.
  • You should never upload anything online that you would not want the whole public to see. Even if you set your privacy settings to friends only, or send a video to one person in a private chat room, there is still a chance it can be used against you and distributed to others. If there is something you don’t feel comfortable with everyone seeing it, don’t upload it!
  • Keep your passwords strong and safe from others. Your password should never be shared with anyone, even friends. Your password allows you to keep the information you upload online, safe and in your control.
  • Make sure your geolocation is not exposed to public. Most internet devices can be tracked to identify their accurate location, which is called a geolocation. Some by default will be exposed with any post you upload, showing others where you are posting from. You can change your settings online to prevent this from being exposed to the public.
  • Keep notice of the different internet devices you use. Every internet device has different settings which you should be aware of. Your actions may be tracked and traced when using the internet through public devices such as computers in cybercafes, at school, or using the smartphone’s and computers of others. Be aware of the actions you do online while using internet devices which are not your own.

How can you keep your information safe?

After making sure you are not uploading anything that may put you at risk, you also want to keep the information that you do decide to upload, safe and secure and let it be exposed only to the people who are close to you. Depending on the different apps you use, there are different ways to set your privacy settings to keep your information safe.

With most social media and applications, you will find the privacy settings through a “help” or “settings” button. There will be different things you need to take care of:

  • Who can see your profile – your name, profile picture and general information about you.
  • Who can see your actions online – what you upload and what you comment on or like.
  • Who can see your friends or followers – all the people you are connected to online.
  • Who can see your location – where you are physically located while using the internet.
  • Who can tag you – who can connect you to posts, videos or pictures they upload.
  • Who can send you friend requests or messages – who is able to reach out to you.

It is generally recommended that all of the above will be restricted to friends only, and in some cases even set only to your own eyes. This will allow you to stay safe and prevent online perpetrators from gaining access to you and your information. There are however cases where you would want to post things that everyone can see, such as if you are requesting general knowledge from the public or you think there is something important that the general public should be aware of and you want to share it. In these cases, you can change the setting for a specific post and allow for the public to see this post only. Don’t forget that public posts should never contain private information.

Research and Advocacy

In order to strengthen our key messages, evidence based awareness and advocacy, IHC works with partners, stakeholders and research institutions to conduct and contribute to research tasks that look at the current and emerging issues of online child sexual exploitation, and the relationship between the online and offline risk factors.

Through research work, IHC has gained adequate knowledge and evidence based information of issues that affect children using the Internet and will make use of such evidence to create an online learning/resource center and shape our responses towards eradicating online child sexual exploitation.  

List of researches published

In 2018, IHC took part in a national study that seeks to assess the current threat of online child sexual exploitation in Cambodia, how it is manifested, how children are at risk and which group may be at an increased risk. The overall goal of the study is to understand the nature and extent of online child sexual exploitation in Cambodia, including the various capacities of legislation and key stakeholders (government and CSOs) to address the issue nationally according to the Modal National Response guidelines (WePROTECT, 2016).

IHC motivations for research include:

  • Explore emerging online trends to stay updated of the risk and strategy
  • Share findings with children, parents/carers, professionals and local communities
  • Identify actionable, evidence-based recommendations for the development of a national action plan to address online child sexual exploitation
  • Support other organisations with vested interests in developing and implementing Cambodia-specific interventions for prevention, protection, and the provision of services
  • Develop learning resources and strategies focusing on behaviour change especially among children and young people

On this page, you will find a selection of research reports published by APLE and partner organisations.

Awareness Raising

Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) is an emerging form of child sexual abuse and exploitation that is facilitated by the Internet. Websites (including dark/deep webs), social media platforms and smartphone apps are being utilized for abusive and illegal activities such as accessing and distributing child sexual abuse material (child pornography), grooming of potential child victims, as well as live streaming of sexual activity.

IHC previous awareness raising activities with the various audiences 

"I have learned a lot from participating in the awareness event organized by IHC and I will spread the information across my youth network. The knowledge I've gained will shape the way I use and take advantage of the Internet."
Phkay Proek
President of Children Advocacy Network

The number of websites containing child sexual abuse material was reported to have increased by 147% between the years of 2012 and 2014 worldwide and recent estimates suggest that it is a rapidly growing problem.

Managed by APLE, Internet Hotline Cambodia not only offers a safe venue for the public to report child sexual abuse material online, but also has increasingly implemented awareness and educational activities with a focus on raising awareness and understanding of Internet safety and emerging online issues among children, parents/carers, professionals and local communities.

IHC awareness raising strategies include:

  • Provide awareness and training to target groups to help them stayed informed of Internet interests, risks and measures to keep their children safe
  • Create and disseminate safety tips and educational information across major social media sites and campaigns
  • Organize learning activities with children to identify risks and counter-measures, and promote risk-free behavior while online
  • Empower children, youth and protecting adults with the right knowledge and skill to stay safe while taking advantage of the Internet opportunities 

IHC has also supported Safer Internet Day, the initiative of EU SafeBorders Project 2014, by creating, connecting and sharing information about their global awareness campaigns.

NOTICE /TAKEDOWN STEPS

IHC follows the notice and takedown process put in place by INHOPE (Journey of a report) and record information in the ICCAM system. Reports will be assessed according to the national law and hotline baseline criteria.

CSAM reports

When we receive CSAM reports from the public via the hotline, our content analyst will assess the material (image or video) against the national baseline criteria to determine its legality and classification. The analyst will analyse, classify and record all the necessary data to notify law enforcement and enable the possibility for the content to be removed. 

Notice sending

If images/videos are found to be illegal, a notice/takedown request will be sent to law enforcement, ISP or other INHOPE hotline where the content is hosted (server location) for removal.

Takedown process

The police, ISP or Hotline in the hosting country will commence the takedown process and record the case. Where victim identification is concerned, the police will take action to identify the victim.   

Victims focused

Our priority is to help victims of online child sexual exploitation by first removing their images and then identifying them for appropriate services. Where needed, we support police to investigate and prosecute the online child sexual exploitation cases.

INHOPE global member hotlines are working to fight against Child Sexual Abuse Material on the Internet.


Our Vision 

A community with robust social and legal justice in which all children are safe from child sexual abuse and exploitation

With the new vision, APLE operates on the belief that strengthening institutions relevant to the social and legal protection of children is the highest priority in achieving long-term sustainable change.

 

Our Mission

We aim to strengthen national social and legal mechanisms for the protection of children at risk of, or affected by, child sexual abuse or exploitation.

Online child sexual exploitation is a global problem and increasingly concerning in Cambodia. Eradicating this problem requires a global solution in which all countries worldwide need to work together in close collaboration.


REPORT CSAM

In 2016, APLE launched the Hotline, the first web-based reporting platform in Cambodia under the name Internet Hotline Cambodia or IHC, as a new initiative to prevent and counter online child sexual exploitation. APLE approached this problem after the research data suggested that online child sexual exploitation existed in Cambodia and was potentially on the rise.     

Working towards making online communities safer for children, IHC works to:

  • Prevent online child sexual exploitation
  • Reduce child sexual abuse material online
  • Help affected children by removing their images from the internet
  • Assist law enforcement to identify victims and take prosecutorial action against perpetrators

“My Department has successfully collaborated with IHC of the APLE NGO in a number of cases in which we were able to support the victim and bring the perpetrator to justice. IHC assistance helped us remove the illegal content of child sexual abuse we traced as being hosted in another country”


IHC work contributes to the success of APLE vision and mission. Through working with others, IHC hopes to make the social and legal mechanism designed to protect children from online child sexual exploitation stronger. 

FAQ

Here are our most frequent questions and answers.

If you have questions to ask, do not hesitate to email us. 

Frequently Asked Questions

IHC is a safe web-based venue for the public to report child sexual abuse material they stumble over the Internet. Run by APLE, it’s one of the global hotlines supported by INHOPE Foundation.

IHC exists to make online communities safer for children. It seeks to remove child sexual abuse material from the Internet through working in collaboration with law enforcement and other hotlines. 

Our trained content analysts assess your report against the national baseline criteria (under the Cambodian legal context) and if they find the image/video to be illegal, they will send the information to law enforcement, ISP or other hotline to remove. Where needed, IHC will coordinate with the other team at APLE to secure appropriate support for the victims identified and to assist the police force with their investigations. 

The term ‘child sexual abuse material’ or CSAM is increasingly being used to replace the term ‘child pornography’. This switch of terminology is based on the argument that sexualised material that depicts or otherwise represents children is indeed a representation, and a form, of child sexual abuse, and should not be described as pornography.

If considered to be child pornography, production and distribution of CSAM is illegal under the Cambodian legal context. 

Under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation 2008, child pornography shall mean a visible material such as a photograph or videotape, including a material in electronic form, depicting a minor’s naked figure which excites or stimulates sexual desire.

By the definition of child pornography under the above-mentioned law, any CSAM image (photo or video) that depicts a naked figure of a child which excites or stimulates sexual desire constitutes child pornography which becomes illegal if such image is produced or distributed.  

Your report will be processed by our content analyst to determine its legality and classification. The analyst will trace the hosting location via IP Address and send a notice and takedown request to the responsible agency (Police, ISP, or Hotline). If found to be illegal under the law of the hosting country, the image will get removed from the Internet. Your report might also enable the police to identify victims and bring perpetrators to justice.


History

In 2015, APLE received a Stars Impact Award from Stars Foundation, being recognised as an outstanding locally-led organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children and young people.

In 2017, APLE won another award (Child 10 Award 2017) in Stockholm, Sweden, among the top 10 frontline organisations across the three continents. Awardees for this award are activists who everyday strive to bring justice for marginalised children and ensure a brighter future for them.

Internet Hotline Cambodia (IHC) was established in 2015 with the support of INHOPE Foundation and the official launch was celebrated in 2016, dedicated to making online communities safer for children to use.

Run by APLE, IHC is one of the globally connected hotlines, providing a crucial link in the protective chain of interventions against child sexual abuse and exploitation, ensuring that the problem is investigated and if found to be illegal, for the information to be sent to law enforcement.

IHC offers a secure web based hotline for the public to report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) anonymously and coordinates notice/takedown actions with law enforcement and other hotlines to have illegal content removed and the matter investigated.

Key strategies include:

  • Hotline (Notice and takedown of illegal content)
  • Awareness raising and training
  • Research and advocacy

IHC extensively works on awareness and educational campaigns focusing on raising a better awareness and understanding of online risks, safety measures and reporting of child sexual abuse material in order to empower children, parents/carers, professional and local communities with the right knowledge and strategies to stay safe and protect children from online issues. 

IHC closely collaborates with the Anti Cyber Crime Department of Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior, other INHOPE hotlines and Internet industries (ISP, ESP, Webmaster, etc.) for notice and takedown of illegal content. IHC has joined the Safer Internet Day since 2017 to promote global campaigns by creating, connecting and sharing the awareness and educational messages and information.  

The Hotline setup was funded by INHOPE Foundation and IHC current operations are mainly funded by ECPAT Sweden through Swedish Radio Aid and Terre des Hommes Netherlands.

Excellent awareness raising idea

“I have learned a lot from participating in the awareness event organized by IHC and I will spread the information across my youth network. The knowledge I’ve gained will shape the way I use and take advantage of the Internet.”

Phkay Proek
/ Children Advocacy Network

We help remove abusive images from the Internet.

Reporting of child sexual abuse material enables the possibility of images/videos to be removed and/or victims to be identified. Your report does matter!

Make Online Communities Safer for Children

Why Report

Child Sexual Abuse Material is a term that can be used as an alternative to child pornography to refer to any material depicting acts of sexual abuse and/or focusing on the genitalia of the child. If found to be illegal, the information will be sent to law enforcement.

How to Report

Reporting is quick, easy and confidential. You can report anonymously.

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Why we exist

IHC provides a crucial link in the protective chain of interventions against child sexual abuse and exploitation, ensuring that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal, for the information to be sent to law enforcement or other hotlines.

Reports
CSAM Reported
CSAM Removed