NEWS 2015

CSAM | A terminology note

November 20, 2015

WORDS MATTER, WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? Serious crime, serious definition, our partners at INTERPOL rightly say. 

The term 'child pornography' is still widely used in the context of legislation. INHOPE, its members and partners prefer using the term 'child sexual abuse material' often abbreviated as CSAM. Here is why. 

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Let’s all practice zero tolerance to child sexual abuse imagery. One report can make a difference. To the digital citizens out there, if you stumble across anything you suspect to be a child sexual abuse image or video, do the right thing, report it and once confirmed, with our industry and law enforcement partners, we will make sure such content is taken down as quickly and effectively as possible.

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