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Tulip Foundation publish series of books for children to talk about the body  

Tulip Foundation publish series of books for children to talk about the body  

For the last 7 years, Bulgarian COFACE member Tulip Foundation has run its Sure Start programme. The Sure Start programme operates in family community centres and aims to support the development of families with young children’s parenting skills, from birth until preschool. 
The programme is implemented with the support of local partners across different municipalities. One of the key topics is sexual abuse, and the focus is on raising parents’ and children’s awareness of child sexual abuse and its various forms. Special attention is also paid to the risks online.  

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Study Seminar on child abuse in the digital world

Study Seminar on child abuse in the digital world

The COFACE network will meet in Zagreb to study the Croatian Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Programme, co-hosted with Step by Step Parents Association. There will also be a working group on safer internet building connections with Insafe and INHOPE networks, discussing the work of COFACE members, and COFACE’s safer internet work in the future.

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OPINION – Europe, listen to survivors and stop abuse online

OPINION – Europe, listen to survivors and stop abuse online

Content warning: this article includes material about child sexual abuse  that some people might find confronting.

In the 17 seconds you have taken to read this far, footage or images of at least 34 children being abused have been uploaded onto the world wide web. 2 per second. This is the rate of appearance of the kind of material Apple is wilfully failing to detect.

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Tech companies to comply with EU Digital Services Act for a safer online environment

Tech companies to comply with EU Digital Services Act for a safer online environment

In November 2022, the Digital Services Act (DSA), which introduces new rules for online service providers, came into force. It significantly improves the mechanisms for the removal of illegal content and for the effective protection of users’ fundamental rights online, including the freedom of speech. It also creates a stronger public oversight of online platforms, in particular for platforms that reach more than 10% of the EU’s population.

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