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A Bold Goal

Reports of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online have increased 15,000% over the last 15 years.

We are not deterred by the size of this epidemic. That’s why we’ve set our sights on a bold goal: we will eliminate child sexual abuse from the internet.

Our response to this epidemic must be redesigned for the digital age. It won’t be easy, but it is possible.

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The work

We turn technology into hope for the most vulnerable kids.

At Thorn, we form long-term partnerships to build tools to fight child sexual abuse. We want our partners at tech companies, in law enforcement, and at NGOs, to have what they need to help kids. So we identify the needs, gather resources, and create powerful solutions.

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The Issue

The problem of child sex trafficking and sexual abuse is vast. It’s not isolated to developing countries. It’s happening here. And now. Abusers are co-opting new and emerging technology to hurt children. Understanding how is key to stopping the abuse.

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About Us

We believe in tackling big challenges.
And we won't stop.

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the research

Research is how we became who we are. Understanding the complexities of this issue – from the democratizing effects of technology to the way abusers use social media, to the stories of victims themselves on the road to recovery –  the research helps us see where to focus next.

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Our partners are our lifeblood. They understand the need, and they are a crucial part of the solution. They volunteer; they drive change; they help us win.

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Let’s build a world where all kids can be safe, curious, and happy.