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JOIN THE THORN HACKATHON TO FIGHT CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Co-Hosted by Joe Lonsdale, Co-founder of Palantir and Founder of Formation 8, and Ashton Kutcher, Co-Founder of Thorn

HELP US UNDERSTAND SEXTORTION AND STOP THIS CRIME

YOUR SKILL IS YOUR SUPERPOWER

Drive Tech Innovation to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation

WE NEED TECH HEROES TO DEFEND CHILDREN

325
U.S. children at risk
75
Victims advertised online
5.4
CyberTipline reports
42
Sextortion victims met perpetrators online

DIGITAL DEFENDERS USE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE AN IMPACT

We partner across private industry, government, NGOs and the general public to use technology to help identify victims, combat predatory behavior, and protect vulnerable children.

EXPLORE OUR WORK

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ACCELERATE VICTIM IDENTIFICATION

We leverage the digital footprints of child abuse to find victims faster and stop potential future abuse.  


Spotlight

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DISRUPT
PLATFORMS

We work with companies, and in the dark web and P2P networks to make online environments hostile to abusive behavior.


Sound Practices Guide

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DETER
PREDATORS

We utilize online tools to intercept potentially abusive behavior and encourage people to stop and seek help.


CP Deterrence Program

WE ARE BUILDING AN ARMY OF DIGITAL DEFENDERS

Fighting child sexual exploitation does not happen alone. The Thorn Tech Task Force is comprised of more than 20 technology companies that lend their knowledge, time and resources to the work that we do.

“New innovations will always be adopted for both good and evil purposes. At Thorn, we tip the scales in favor of good by stopping exploitation and protecting our children.”

-Jim Pitkow, Chair,
Thorn Technical Task Force

JOIN OUR FIGHT AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

We need problem solvers and big thinkers who have the talent — and the heart — to change the world. This isn’t easy, but it just might be the most rewarding thing you’ll ever work on.

Ready to accept your mission? Find out if you have what it takes.

BECOME A DIGITAL DEFENDER