Child sex images often show young children and home settings: Cybertip report

CBC News


The majority of child pornography images and videos found online depict young children, and in many cases they’re shown being sexually abused in a home setting, according to a new report by

Cybertip, a national tipline operated by the Winnipeg-based Canadian Centre for Child Protection, analyzed 43,762 unique images and videos based on about 152,000 reports it has received between 2008 and 2015.

“We took a look at what was going on within those images — the age of the children, the severity of the abuse, the setting that the image appeared to be taken in, whether adults were visible in the imagery, that type of information,” Cybertip director Signy Arnason told CBC News on Thursday.

The report said about 78 per cent of the analyzed images and videos depicted children who are believed to be younger than 12 years old, with 63 per cent of those images showing children under the age of eight.

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