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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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Child Sexual Abuse Material
October 9, 2019

Scale of the Problem: How Technology Has Changed the Landscape

Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
October 8, 2019

A Q&A with Law Enforcement Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation

Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
October 7, 2019

Scale of the Problem: Putting Technology to Work on Behalf of Vulnerable Kids

Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child…
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News
August 5, 2019

Thorn Recognized for Workplace Innovation

We are excited to share that Thorn has been recognized as one of Fast Company’s 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators. This recognition isn’t about how we started, or one innovative idea, it recognizes the people across the organization, the partners…
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Child Sexual Abuse Material
April 17, 2019

A Bold Goal: Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse from the Internet

Julie Cordua, CEO of Thorn, on setting big goals, TED and The Audacious Project — At Thorn, our vision has always been clear, but the path has not. At every step, we have learned and encountered new challenges that have…
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