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The internet makes it easier to harm kids

Children are being exploited online. Grooming, sextortion, and the documentation of their abuse (child sexual abuse material, or CSAM) is spreading faster than ever. Learn more about the issue.

We’re building smarter tech to empower the platforms and people who have the ability to defend children.

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Since starting our work in 2012, we’ve:
files of child sexual abuse material flagged for removal

average triage time saved by users of our CSAM Classifier, according to a 2023 user survey

conversations with youth about internet safety

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Defending children is everyone’s job

We don’t have to scroll past while harm happens. Everyone has a role to play to protect kids. Thorn’s solutions empower you to become an active partner in building a safer internet.

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2023 Impact Report

NOW LIVE: Thorn’s 2023 Impact Report. Together, we achieved remarkable progress.

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LGBTQ+ youth are 3X more likely to experience unwanted online interactions.

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Explore cutting-edge research on threats and opportunities for online safety. Get clear on potential risks for content-hosting platforms.

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One bold goal drives our work

Thorn is on a mission to protect every kid’s right to a joyful childhood by making the internet safer and defending children from sexual abuse. How?

We stop the spread of CSAM

We help find children faster

We empower youth & parents

We conduct novel research

We influence policy

The Thorn Pledge

“I believe every child has the right to a joyful childhood, free from the harms of sexual abuse.”


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