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18 January 2024

January 18, 2024

Several CSE research papers and reports have been released between the end of December and mid-January:

  1. New AIC research titled Prevalence of viewing online child sexual abuse material among Australian adults – Based on an online survey of over 13,000 adults, the study found that “overall, 0.8 percent of those surveyed reported they had intentionally viewed CSAM in the past year. This is somewhat lower than previous estimates, which have ranged from 2.2 to 4.6 percent.” – https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi682
  2. Another new AIC study titled Child maltreatment and criminal justice system involvement in Australia: Findings from a national survey based on ACMS data – “Results show moderate associations between child maltreatment and arrests and convictions, and between maltreatment and imprisonment among men.” – https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi681
  3. (Paywall) Researchers have created a system that detects and classifies dark web posts as either non-CSAM or CSAM – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S014521342300546X
  4. IWF found that in 2023, “92% of all webpages that IWF took action to remove from the internet contained “self-generated” images or videos” – https://www.iwf.org.uk/news-media/news/under-10s-groomed-online-like-never-before-as-hotline-discovers-record-amount-of-child-sexual-abuse/

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