Save the Children is an international organisation for children whose work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The mission of Save the Children is to improve the way children are treated and to bring about immediate and permanent changes in children's lives.
In Finland Save the Children has run activities against online related child sexual abuse since 2002.
Activities under Child Protection and the digital media unit include producing informative materials and tools for professionals working with or for children, conducting surveys, advocacy, cooperation with stakeholders nationally and internationally and acting as an expert in the field. Save the Children is a member of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE) and offers the public a way of anonymously reporting child sexual abuse material on the internet they suspect to be illegal. The aim is to have the material removed in international cooperation as soon as possible.
Save the Children Finland is currently developing an online self-help material aimed at people who are concerned about their online behaviour relating to their sexual interest in children. The aim is to build the capacity of the target group to manage their problematic online behaviour and thinking in a way that harmful and potentially illegal behaviour towards children can be prevented. The material serves also professionals who encounter people who are concerned about their online behaviour relating to their sexual interest in children.
For more information: http://www.pelastakaalapset.fi/toiminta/lasten-suojelu-digitaalisessa-me/