International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)

Last updated: 2021-01-27

About our SID activities

At the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), we’re dedicated to building a global community of caring adults and institutions all working together to bring about a world where children can grow up free from going missing, from being abducted, sexually abused or exploited - because we believe safeguarding children is a responsibility every one of us shares.

What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) is committed to creating a safer world for our children.
ICMEC's global reports including the Child Sexual Abuse Material Model Legislation and Global Review and Online Grooming of Children for Sexual Purposes Model Legislation and Global Review identifies the scale of these issues and provides practical guidelines to implement systems, policies, and procedures so first responders are prepared and equipped to do their best for children.
ICMEC mobilises industries to safeguard their technologies and platforms by convening stakeholders across the financial and technology industries to keep up with the ever-changing development of technology tools, and the ever-evolving methods of misuse of technology by offenders, as well as to disrupt the economics of online child sexual abuse and exploitation.
ICMEC provides tools and training for law enforcement on the frontline of child protection, with a focus on giving law enforcement the tools needed to combat child sexual abuse material online and identify exploitation.
ICMEC safeguards school environments by developing dedicated school protocols and providing educators with resources on how to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation wherever they are in the world.

About us

For more than two decades, ICMEC (International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children) has led the way in offering support to governments, policymakers, law enforcement, prosecutors, industries, civil society, and others around the world. Headquartered in the United States, with regional representation in Brazil and Singapore, ICMEC works in more than 120 countries to identify gaps in the international community’s ability to protect its children and bring together the people, the resources, and the tools needed to fill those gaps.

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