What can be done

As survivors of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), we are in a war to be seen as more than files that are uploaded, downloaded, traded, and circulated across global internet platforms. We don’t want children to continue to suffer in the ways we have.

The world needs to know there ARE solutions.

Project Arachnid is a tool that brings us so much hope. We never knew there was any hope for getting the images of our abuse taken down from the internet. Operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, with participation from hotlines around the world, Project Arachnid uses automated detection methods to help get CSAM off the internet. Project Arachnid also provides ways for companies to detect known CSAM on their platforms, and prevent its upload — for free. There’s no reason an image should EVER reappear on a site once it has been identified as abuse material.

Now that we know there are ways to do it, we want it all shut down. The uploading, downloading, sharing, and recirculation of child sexual abuse crime scenes can and should be stopped immediately. We don’t want even one more child to have to survive the horror we face, and we know any further suffering is unnecessary. Here’s how you can help:


Legislate that tech companies must:

Tech companies: