The number of Internet child pornography images has increased 1500% since 1988 (National Children’s Homes 2003)
Approximately 20% of all Internet Pornography involves
CHILDREN (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Internet Sex Crimes Against Minors: The Response of Law Enforcement. Virginia: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 2003)
“The number of predators connected to the Internet at any one time is estimated to be 750,000.” —Dr. Najat M’jid Maalla, UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (Terres des Hommes, 2013)
Approximately 89% of 10-17 year olds Filipino Children accessed the internet, with 43% accessing from Internet Cafes, and 27% at home. (Stairway Foundation, Inc., 2012)
Approximately 49% of Filipino children in the 10-12 years old age range have seen online pornography, while 72% in the 13-17 years old age range have seen online pornography. (Stairway Foundation, Inc., 2012)
The Philippine government is challenge with low reporting of child pornography incidence which is attributed to: 1) low awareness of the general public about the issue of child pornography or online child sexual abuse and exploitation; 2) covert nature of the problem where incidents happen at home and other extremely private establishments; and 3) lack of accessible avenues online for education, reporting and help care support. The #StpChildPornography Project shall provide venue to educate the public about the issue on child pornography and how fatal it can affect the physical, social and psychological well-being of a child.