SHUT DOWN THE ONLINE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (OSEC)

Call on our legislators to start a Congressional oversight of laws related to OSEC. Act now to protect our children from online sexual predators.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

SHUT DOWN THE ONLINE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (OSEC)

Call on our legislators to start a Congressional oversight of laws related to OSEC. Act now to protect our children from online sexual predators.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OSEC IN THE PHILIPPINES

Filipino children are ideal targets of sexual predators lurking online.

What makes Filipino children ideal targets?

  • Widespread poverty
  • Cheap Internet and smartphones
  • Ability to speak English well
  • OSEC as means of family income
  • Lack of proper parental or guardian supervision
Source: UNICEF Systematic Literature Review on Child Online Protection, 2016

Philippines is a top global source of child sexual abuse materials.

In 2018, at least 600,000 child sexual abuse materials from the Philippines were shared and sold online. This marks a 1,300% increase from the previous year.

Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

OSEC does real harm. In fact, it kills.

Cybersex den operators and perpetrators have sexually assaulted, raped, tortured, and beaten children. OSEC even resulted in the death of a child. The youngest victim of OSEC in the Philippines was a 2-month-old baby.

Effects of OSEC on a child victim:

Source: ChildFund Philippines

1 in 5 Filipino children are vulnerable to OSEC.

1 in 3 Internet users in the Philippines are children.

  • 90% can access the Internet whenever they need or want to.
  • 50% said the Internet is not safe for them.

Boys are found to be as vulnerable as girls.

Source: UNICEF Perils and Possibilities: Growing Up Online and UNICEF Philippine Kids Online Survey

Out of thousands of reports in 2018, only 27 perpetrators were convicted.

Source: 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, US Department of State

We need to update our laws and practices to help shut down OSEC.

  • Clearly define OSEC in all its forms and stages
  • Push for clear and strict obligations for various Internet actors
  • Improve local law enforcement and prosecution
  • Ensure child and victim-centered approaches

ABOUT US

Child Rights Network (CRN), the largest alliance of organizations and agencies pushing for children’s rights legislation in the Philippines, is leading the campaign to help shut down the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) through legislative change.

The campaign is being led by three CRN member-organizations: ChildFund, Plan International, and UNICEF.

RESOURCES

Matrix of OSEC-related laws

Poster: Internet Safety Tips for Children

Campaign Primer

Social Media Infographics

    NEWS

    February 12, 2020 in News, Shut Down OSEC

    CRN calls on the government, civil society organizations, & the private sector to #ShutDownOSEC

    There is a silent emergency. The Philippines is the global epicenter of online sexual exploitation of children. Images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children are being uploaded,…
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    January 30, 2020 in Shut Down OSEC

    Guidelines for reporting online sexual exploitation of children proposed

    MANILA, Philippines -- In a bid to improve Philippine media reportage on online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), child protection agency ChildFund Philippines and marketing and public relations firm Evident…
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    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    REPORT OSEC

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    02 1343 Outside Metro Manila

    Report online through

    www.1343actionline.ph

    CONTACT US

    Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development Foundation, Inc.
    (Child Rights Network Convenor)

    Unit 3C 3/F, La Residencia Building, 114 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City 1101

    (02) 8 709 6480

    crnphilippines@gmail.com

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    @crnphilippines