Media guidelines for reporting on Child Sexual Abuse
Act of sexual abuse towards children are heinous, and their consequences often devastating. Responses to media reports of child sexual abuse range from horror and moral outrage by the public, to shame and risk of further revictimization for the survivor.
Reporting about child sexual abuse should empower survivors to report abuse while raising awareness of the problem among the general public. This guide is intended for media outlets and control standards to ensure that Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) stories follow best practises set by child protection organisations.
We are always looking for ways to grow our impact and work together with organisation to fight Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online as well as reduce the revictimisation of those impacted. If you work in media policy and guidelines and have input for our team on our template for Media Guidelines on CSAM reporting then please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is to promote the application of these guidelines around the world while maintaining the vital reporting needed to spread the world on these crimes and increase the publics awareness on what to do if they come across CSAM online.