in the dark web: perils of ONLINE sexual exploitation of children

EVENT | FREE WEBINAR

In the Dark Web: Perils of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

July 8, 10pm – 12am ET | July 9, 10 am-12 pm (Philippino Time) 

Description

OSEC is an emerging type of exploitation and child sexual abuse that occurs on Information and Communication Technology platforms and has been increasing rapidly in recent years with the Philippines being the epicenter of the supply side. It encompasses both child pornography and commercial sexual exploitation whereby children are being groomed to perform shows for sexual predators online. Nowadays, COVID19 is driving a pandemic of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Philippines. According to DoJ’s Center for Missing and Exploited Children, “279,166 child sexual abuse cases have been reported from March 1 to May 24 this year, compared to 76,561 cases over the same period in 2019.” With COVID19 lockdowns, economic hardship, and scaling social media, a contagion of abuse is accelerating.

This abuse results in complex mental health disturbances among the survivors. It likewise poses challenges to the care providers in supporting them with therapeutic interventions given the complicated dynamics of the abuse. This webinar will focus on the nature and impact of this budding form of trafficking involving children.

 

Specifically, the webinars aim that the participants will:

  • Be informed about the nature prevalence of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Understand the impact of OSEC victimization on the well-being of survivors
  • Understand the Intervention that works for this vulnerable population
  • Be aware of reporting and referral mechanism for OSEC

Speakers

Norieta Balderrama, MD

Norieta Balderrama, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist UP-PGH Child Protection Unit

Haley Clark, MA

Haley Clark, MA

Director- Anti Trafficking/GBV World Hope International

Adesty Dulawan, RPsy

Adesty Dulawan, RPsy

Clinical Supervisor World Hope International

Sindypearl Melencio, Ph.D

Sindypearl Melencio, Ph.D

PAVE Project Manager The Salvation Army

Moderator

Ms. Gina O. Lompero

Ms. Gina O. Lompero

Prevention Program Officer, CPTCSA

World Hope International

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