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    17,905 reports of child exploitation received by AFP in 2018. Each report can contain hundreds and thousands of images and videos.

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    There are more than one million persistent profiles within hidden services sites, where victims are re-victimised many hundreds of times a day.

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    Every 4 minutes a webpage shows a child being sexually abused.

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    The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children received more than 18.4 million CyberTip reports in 2018.

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    No region is untouched by this crime and no country is immune.


The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) provides a consistent, holistic and coordinated response to counter the online exploitation of children in Australia.

The ACCCE is built on four pillars (4Ps) to Prevent, Prepare, Pursue and Protect children against online exploitation.

Prevent

  • Collaborate to prevent exploitation
  • Foster industry and community participation
  • Research, educate and understand

Prepare

  • Become Future Ready
  • Innovate and evolve capability
  • Early intervention from exploitation

Pursue

  • Identify victims and remove from harm
  • Investigate and prosecute offenders
  • Disrupt and dismantle exploitative networks
  • Coordinate responses to threats
  • Seize criminal assets

Protect

  • Team up with industry to protect children from exploitation
  • Help to protect victims from further abuse
  • Protect the wellbeing of members

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Operation Arkstone – Wyong man faces further 80 charges

Wed 05-08-2020

Published by AFP on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, Publish time:7:31amEditor’s note: Arrest footage and images from the Wyong search warrant (previously unreleased) are available to download via hightailAustralian Federal Police...

Queensland man charged with child abuse material offences

Fri 17-07-2020

A 21-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today after the Queensland Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (QLD JACET) charged him with child abuse offences.Between February and...

ACCCE shared workspace pilot a success

Thu 16-07-2020

Last week saw a milestone for the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), hosting a trial of the first collaboration with non-government organisations in the shared workspace at the...