Google trains Thai police how to track child abusers

Google Thailand has trained 45 Thai police officers. They learned how to use the search engine to investigate sexual exploitation of children. This is one of the successes of the partnerships with the private sector of Down to Zero. This is an alliance of Terre des Hommes, several NGO’s and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sexual exploitation

Google cooperates with local TDH partner "The Internet Foundation for Development of Thailand”. Previously, the private sector hardly showed efforts in taking their social responsibility. However, Google Thailand is one of the first movers. 

2 million children victim of sexual exploitation

Commercial sexual exploitation of children is a phenomenon that affects 2 million children worldwide. Terre des Hommes Netherlands, Plan Netherlands, Defence for Children - ECPAT, Free a Girl and ICCO Cooperation are joining their specific expertise, strength and experience to put an end to commercial sexual exploitation in eleven countries in Asia and Latin America, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Over Down to Zero

The alliance named ‘Down to Zero’ enables children and young people to defend their own rights, enables communities to become safer and protective of their children against commercial sexual exploitation and enables governments to improve and implement related policies, laws and regulations in the eleven countries. The Alliance also collaborates with the private sector, for example in the tourist industry, in preventing and fighting sexual exploitation of children.


 

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