Our grantees

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Advancing Project Arachnid: Global Notice System and Tailored Tools to Expedite the Removal of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Countries involved:
October 2017 – October 2019

With support from Safe Online, Canadian Centre for Child Protection has advanced its existing technological solution, Project Arachnid, to improve automated detection of child sexual abuse material. Project Arachnid is processing tens of thousands of images per second, crawling sites across the web to detect and remove abuse material. By developing an automated multi-lingual global notification system – along with tailored tools to find and report images – Project Arachnid used End Violence’s support to expedite the removal of child sexual abuse material across the world, and develop tools to find images on sites that traditionally make automated detection nearly impossible. Headquartered in Canada, this project has a global reach.

In 2022, two distinct new components will help to bolster Project Arachnid’s capabilities to target publicly available CSAM that, for the most part, has evaded detection. These efforts will have a significant impact on the removal of CSAM globally, as well as the prevention of online child victimization.

Grant timeline:
September 2020 – September 2022 ($450,000) / June 2022 – June 2024 ($750000)

Grantee website:
www.protectchildren.ca/en

Funding amount:
$1,200,000

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Childline Zimbabwe

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UNICEF Viet Nam

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Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

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We are here to ensure every child and young person grows in to the digital world feeling safe, and is protected from harm.

We support, champion, and invest in innovative partners from the public, private, and third sectors working towards the same objective.

We believe in equipping guardians and young people with the skills to understand and see danger themselves once accessing digital experiences without supervision.

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