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Child Sex TraffickingChild Sexual Abuse Material
October 6, 2020

Decoding the language of child sexual exploitation: Acronyms to know

There’s no question that talking about this issue is extremely difficult. But to make progress it’s a conversation we must have more often. Bringing it into the light and talking about the facts is a powerful way to advocate for…
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Child Sex Trafficking
September 29, 2020

Know What You Share (live updates)

When we came to work on this issue, we made a choice that we would be willing to have difficult conversations and make hard choices. We knew how difficult this topic would be. But if you're like millions of people…
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Child Sex Trafficking
September 17, 2020

5 facts about child sex trafficking that will help you make a difference

At Thorn, we knew from the beginning that our work would require having difficult conversations and making hard choices. When you’re dealing with child sexual exploitation, there is no easy language to use, nor any off-the-shelf solutions. Recently the issue…
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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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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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Child Sex TraffickingPrevention
January 28, 2020

5 ways you can help to defend children from sex trafficking right now

We know the feeling well. When this issue hits you, it hits you hard, and your first thought is: “What can I do to help?” By choosing to learn more about this issue, you’ve already taken the first step towards…
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Child Sex TraffickingYouth At Risk
January 17, 2020

How vulnerabilities increase child sex trafficking risk

Addressing child sex trafficking takes a very particular set of skills. However, depictions in films like Taken don’t hold up when we start talking about what sex trafficking actually looks like. There are certainly victims being forcibly held against their…
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Child Sex Trafficking
January 11, 2020

5 things you might not know about child sex trafficking

Fighting child sex trafficking is central to the work we do here at Thorn—in fact, it’s why we were founded. We focus on the intersection of child sexual abuse and technology, and today work across many different issues—but we started…
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Community
November 25, 2019

How to Support Thorn this 2019 Holiday Season

When we talk about a world where every child can be safe, curious, and happy, that world includes time with their families, playing games, and eating good food. As we head into the end-of-year rush, we hope you’ll bring Thorn…
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Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNews
October 15, 2019

The Time is Now: We Can Eliminate Child Sexual Abuse from the Internet

We know that the hard facts about child pornography are devastating. So why are we so optimistic? Because we’ve spent the past five years building strategies, partnerships, and technology to ensure that we will never be so far behind again.…
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