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Child Sexual Abuse Material
July 1, 2020

What to do when you find CSAM or evidence of child sex trafficking online

In the year 2000, just about half of all American adults were online. Today, nine-in-ten adults use the internet in the United States, according to Pew Research Center. And in 2020, Americans, along with the rest of the world, are…
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Child Sexual Abuse MaterialParentingPrevention
June 15, 2020

Online grooming: What it is, how it happens, and how to defend children

Finding something in common. Telling personal stories. Sharing something just a little bit vulnerable and creating a bond. We all do this to build trust. That’s a good thing, right? But what if someone takes that trust to a place…
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NewsTechnology For Good
April 30, 2020

A letter from our CEO: Julie Cordua on Thorn’s response to COVID-19

I hope all of our community members reading this are healthy and staying safe. Over the past months, as COVID-19 has spread around the world and impacted all of our lives, here at Thorn we’ve been focused on how these…
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Child Sexual Abuse MaterialParentingPrevention
April 20, 2020

Keeping your kids safe online in the age of COVID: Usable tips for parents

As a parent, I’m concerned. Not only am I worried about my family’s health in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, but I’m figuring out how to run a school out of my dining room, learning how to work with…
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Thorn Team
April 9, 2020

How we pivoted our in-person team meeting to a virtual summit overnight

As a remote-first, fully distributed team at Thorn, we connect virtually every day with tools like Zoom and Slack. But at least twice a year we get the whole team together for in-person meetings that provide critical team bonding and…
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Thorn Team
March 27, 2020

Working Remotely: Building a strong, effective engineering team while distributed

Tips for building, managing, and maintaining engineering teams in a remote-first environment   As a result of the current health crisis sweeping the world, we are a society that has gone virtual overnight. For many companies, engineering teams that were…
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NewsThorn Team
March 19, 2020

Working Remotely: Here’s what we’ve learned after 8 years

Tips for working from home from Thorn, a remote-first organization Eight years ago, when Thorn was founded, we challenged ourselves to find the best talent to support this mission, regardless of geography. It was this decision that led us to…
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Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNews
March 5, 2020

Here’s what you need to know about The New York Times podcasts on CSAM

The Daily, a podcast from the New York Times, recently produced two episodes on the state of child sexual abuse material on the Internet which were the culmination of months of reporting. It’s a hard story to tell, but we…
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NewsTechnology For Good
February 11, 2020

Meet the new anti-grooming tool from Microsoft, Thorn, and our partners

What you should know about this new anti-grooming technique   Technology is a powerful tool—one we can decide to use to keep children safe online. At Thorn, we believe in building a world where children can interact with technology and…
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