At the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in April, a workshop titled The Global Campaign Against Child Pornography was conducted in Salvador, Brazil with over 3000 experts from 120 countries present.
The workshop looked at ICT issues and discussed linkages between the use of the Internet and social networking sites and children and adolescents. CPP Brazil Coordinator Luiz Rossi was interviewed by the UN radio where he discussed ICT and child exploitation:
"The meeting discussed the need to involve more actors in this conversation, because it is an issue that affects not only children and adolescents, but a number of other actors as well.
By listening to children and adolescents, we can understand their involvement with the information and communication technologies and how they, if they do not engage properly, can be abused and exploited online.
We have to work with an entire system of guarantees of rights that can act to protect these minors. There is no way to work in isolation when it comes to the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and adolescents."
To listen, click here (in Portuguese only)