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Online Child Sexual Abuse Imagery

  • 04 Oct 2019
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A new research has placed India at the top of the list of the countries from where the maximum number of reports (38.8 lakh) related to suspected online Child Sexual Abuse Imagery (CSAI) originated.

  • According to the data, India, Indonesia, and Thailand account for 37% of Online Sexual Abuse Imagery (CSAI).
  • The research was carried by Google and "Thorn" - an international anti-human trafficking organization.
  • The data shows that 68% of reports related to abuse through CSAI have emerged in Asia, 19% in the Americas, 6% in Europe, and 7% in Africa.

Child Sexual Abuse Imagery (CSAI)

  • Child Sexual Abuse Imagery (CSAI) is any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (a person less than 18 years old). It reflects the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in online world.
  • CSAI can be found in virtually any online realm more than videos and images.
  • Not only do these images and videos document victims’ exploitation and abuse, but when these files are shared across the internet, child victims suffer re-victimization each time the image of their sexual abuse is viewed.

Source: TOI

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