We build technology to defend children from sexual abuse.

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Every new platform and new technology could enable an abuser. It can also be our best weapon against them. We are dedicated to ending child sex trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. And we won’t stop until every child, can just be a kid.

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we can all be a force for good

When you heard from us in 2017, we had helped identify 2,000 children. We’re now at 9,380.

We’re setting big goals, growing our team, and investing in the technology we need to make the internet safer for kids. When there are children still abused, we know we have more work to do. Join us to be a force for good and commit to defending happiness with us today.

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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, happy, and curious.