HOW ONLINE CHILD SEX ABUSE HAPPENS
Pays to watch
or direct abuse
Australian men are paying as little as $19 to Filipino facilitators, who then force children in their care to perform sex acts in front of a webcam.
IS IT REALLY HAPPENING ON OUR SCREENS?
Ordinary Australians are fuelling the fastest growing major crime: livestreamed child sex abuse.
Almost 1 in 5 offenders in IJM's cases in the Philippines were Australian.
Although Australians are paying as little as $19 for ordered child abuse, the total funds transferred to the Philippines add up. It's a lucrative criminal enterprise.
Millions of child abuse photos and videos on the internet.
REAL CHILDREN: MEET MAARKO
Instead of playing outside with the other kids in their neighbourhood, Maarko and his 2-year-old sister Gabi were forced to perform sex acts in front of a webcam. Maarko would imagine he was Superman, protecting his sister from the baddies on the other side of the camera lens. But he wasn't strong enough to whisk Gabi away to safety.
HOW CAN I TAKE ACTION?
EDUCATE YOURSELFListen to the 6-episode podcast "The Fight of My Life: Finding Ruby". This deep-dive, immersive podcast explores online child sex abuse through the journey of survivor Ruby.
RAISE AWARENESSAdvocate on social media using our educational graphics.
HELP DETECT CHILD ABUSE MATERIALHelp train AI to detect child abuse material by contributing your childhood photos to "My Pictures Matter", an ethical image bank collaboration between Monash University and the Australian Federal Police.
WRITE TO YOUR MPTell Australian politicians to protect children, using the form and template below.
Email Your MP
WITH SUPPORT FROM TIKTOK
We're rallying the TikTok generation to say NOT ON OUR SCREENS.