School kids using smart phones in schoolyard
Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNewsParentingResearch
August 3, 2022

New Research from Thorn: Many Kids Sharing Nudes Before Parents Talk to Them About Safety

At Thorn, we know that talking openly with kids about online safety not only increases their knowledge about the topic but their willingness to tell a parent when issues come up.  We also know that having conversations about online safety,…
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Two young teens sitting next to one another on a porch and looking at a smartphone.
Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNewsResearch
June 6, 2022

New Thorn Research Examines Youth Experiences and Attitudes about Online Grooming

Many of us remember being taught about “stranger danger” as kids. It seemed fairly straightforward at the time: Be careful around strangers. Avoid talking to people you don’t know. But in this digital age, socializing has completely changed – and…
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Three European Union flags fluttering at the top of three flag poles.
Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNewsPartners
May 31, 2022

Open Letter: Thorn and 90+ Organizations Welcome the EU’s Proposal to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse

On May 11, the European Commission released a proposed Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse. It is timely and historic, not just for Europe but for the world. When passed, this legislation has the potential…
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Child on a money bards at a playground.
Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNewsPartners
March 18, 2022

New Report Shows an Increased Effort by Tech Companies to Detect CSAM on the Internet

If you’re following Thorn’s work, you know the critical role that tech companies play in identifying and reporting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on their platforms. Today, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) released its annual overview…
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Child Sexual Abuse MaterialNews
September 3, 2021

Thorn statement on Apple’s pause of implementing child safety measures

We’re disappointed in Apple’s decision to pause its work to implement child safety features without providing a new roadmap or timeline for implementation. Our expectation of Apple is that they publish a detailed timeline and clear deliverables to demonstrate how…
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NewsTechnology For Good
August 5, 2021

Apple’s expanded child protections and the future of digital child protection

Today we commend Apple as a global technology leader in taking a critical first step in announcing their commitment to identify and report CSAM within encrypted environments— and detailing the technology they'll use to do so.
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June 26, 2021

Pride 2021: Defending the most vulnerable communities

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced"- James Baldwin At Thorn, we seek to shine a light in the darkest corners of the internet. We face atrocities every day in…
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June 18, 2021

Building a world where every child can simply be a kid: Reflections on Juneteenth

Last June, the Thorn team gathered on a video call to reflect. Our CEO had made the space, invited the entire company, and we all showed up. We are a team accustomed to facing difficult topics, but that only meant…
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May 24, 2021

Thorn’s Automated Tool to Remove Child Abuse Content at Scale Expands to More Platforms through AWS Marketplace

Any content-hosting platform in AWS Marketplace can access Safer to proactively identify, remove, and report child sexual abuse material online  Safer is one of the first holistic tools of its kind available in AWS Marketplace LOS ANGELES — Today, Thorn…
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Young child holding a smart phone in front of their face.
April 28, 2021

Flickr is Safer: How we’re building an online community that is safe for all

Guest post by Holly Lawrence, Trust and Safety Manager at Flickr and SmugMug When someone asks me about my job or what exactly it is that I do, the first thing that comes out of my mouth is “Ummmmm” while…
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