Child sex abuse is one of the serious problems faced by every nation. Ever year they encounter hundreds of cases, but unfortunately they go unnoticed. Like this countless cases go unnoticed and unreported. This article is make some difference, to change that ‘unreported’ to ‘reported’.
Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation (via Wikipedia).
Involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or that violates the laws or social taboos of society (via World Health Organization).
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Why People Normally Don’t Report Such Things?
- The main reason is, that they are afraid to do such things. They care a damn about their identity.
- They don’t know how to report. They are unsure of how they can proceed.
Why We Should Report Such Things?
- Because we are human, that’s more than 100 reasons. This might save a child’s life by your little contribution.
- We have the option to remain anonymous, and that is default.
- Because we are indirectly encouraging such abusers by remaining silent.
- We can prevent a predator from doing child abuse online by spreading the related ‘punishments’ and ‘messages’.
How To Report Child Sexual Abuse Online Easily
There are lots of useful online Official Websites where they actually care about such incidents. You check the sites below.
- #1 – Cyber Tip Line
- #2 – ObscenityCrimes.org
- #3 – BBC – Crimewatch
- #4 – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
- #5 – Internet Watch Foundation
Most of these sites works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world. You can also approach prevention centers directly in your cities.
If you find any kind of sexually or physically abuse towards minors in any of the video sharing website, please flag them immediately. They take severe actions against such videos and uploaders.
Punishments — Child Sexual Abuse
10 years imprisonment and $10,000 fine in addition to penalties for Sex Crime (PA 99-113). If you are predator or a cyber stalker, stop doing such things, act like a human.
Some Things You Should Be Aware Of
These definitions and notes will be useful when you are complaining/reporting about Child Abuse.
Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography
Child pornography is defined as a visual depiction of a minor under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct (18 U.S.C. 2256). It is a federal crime to possess, manufacture and/or distribute child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).
Online Enticement of Children for Sexual Acts
It is a federal crime to use the Internet to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a child under the age of 18 to meet for sexual acts, or to attempt to arrange such a meeting (18 U.S.C. 2422(b)).
It is a federal crime to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide or obtain by any means a child under the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act. It is also illegal to benefit, either financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a child prostitution venture (18 U.S.C. 1591).
Sex Tourism Inolving Children
It is a federal crime for a U.S. citizen to travel abroad intending to engage in sexual activity with a child younger than 18 that would be illegal if it occurred in the U.S. (18 U.S.C. 2423). Individuals who commit these crimes are subject to prosecution in the U.S. even if the crime was committed on foreign soil.
Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
Extrafamilial child sexual molestation is the sexual molestation of a child by someone other than a family member.
Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
It is a federal crime to send obscene material to a child under the age of 16 if the sender knows that the recipient is under the age of 16 (18 U.S.C. 1470).
Adults concerned about adult obscenity not involving children on the Internet should make a report to www.obscenitycrimes.org.
Misleading Domain Names
It is a federal crime to knowingly use a misleading domain name on the Internet with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252B(b)).
Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Intranet
It is a federal crime to knowingly embed words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252C).
More Information regarding this, kindly check Cyber Tip Line.
From The Admin : When was the last time you blogged something for the Society or Some Causes? We can’t prevent Child Sexual Abuse online simply by blogging, but it can make some parents aware about such happenings and protect their innocent kids from Online Predators. Go ahead, make a difference.