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Help Fight Child Abuse/Pornography - Support the Virtual Global Taskforce.

posted May 20, 2010, 5:41 AM by Storm Sage   [ updated May 20, 2010, 6:15 AM ]

http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.orgA Minute for Madeline

What VTG Does

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online. The aim of the VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from online child abuse.

The objectives of the VGT are:

  • to make the Internet a safer place;
  • to identify, locate and help children at risk; and
  • to hold perpetrators appropriately to account.

The VGT is made up of the Australian Federal Police, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in the UK, the Italian Postal and Communication Police Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the US Department of Homeland Security, the Abu Dhabi Police and Interpol. Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan, National Manager of AFP High Tech Crime Operations, is the Chair of the VGT.

The VGT delivers low-cost, high impact initiatives that prevent and deter paedophiles from exploiting children online.
 

The VGT, via this website, also provides advice, information and support to adults and children alike on how to stay safe online. This includes information on how to report abuse direct to the VGT. Over the past twelve months, the VGT has received over 300 reports from concerned adults and children about activity online.

Case studies of what can happen are within the case studies section.

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