7 of 14 - Internet Exploitation and Child Abuse

The typical person who begins selling sex, does so as a child.

Social contagions and adverse events that invoke stress in children, impair development and long-term social integration thereby increasing their vulnerability in society. 

Over one million images of child abuse are on the Internet, involving an estimated 50,000 different victims from around the world.  

Canada has the third highest number of child sexual abuse images in the world. 85% are children under 12 years of age.   

Other Links:

BC Calls on Facebook to protect kids from online predators, Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun, Nov. 2012.



Video clip from EndSlavery.va:  HM Queen Silvia of Sweden "Trafficking with a Special Focus on Children"

Video clip from EndSlavery.va: The Developing Brain: The Long Term Effects of Early Stress, by Prof. Martin Ingvar, Karolinska Institutet