We build technology to defend children from sexual abuse.

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Every new platform and new technology could enable an abuser. It can also be our best weapon against them. We are dedicated to ending child sex trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. And we won’t stop until every child, can just be a kid.

the issue

The problem of child sex trafficking and sexual abuse is vast. It’s not isolated to developing countries. It’s happening here. And now. Abusers are co-opting new and emerging technology to hurt children. Understanding how is key to stopping the abuse.

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The work

We turn technology into hope for the most vulnerable kids.

At Thorn, we form long-term partnerships to build tools to fight child sexual abuse. We want our partners at tech companies, in law enforcement, and at NGOs, to have what they need to help kids. So we identify the needs, gather resources, and create powerful solutions.

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And we won't stop.

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Thorn co-founder and tech investor, Ashton Kutcher, gave an emotional testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Sharing some hard facts and heart-breaking stories, Ashton delivers Thorn’s recommendation for ways the government can help tackle the problems of child sex trafficking and child pornography head on. He highlights the intricate connection between the issue and technology and how Thorn is working to close the gap between innovation and child safety.

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the research

Research is how we became who we are. Understanding the complexities of this issue – from the democratizing effects of technology to the way abusers use social media, to the stories of victims themselves on the road to recovery –  the research helps us see where to focus next.

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Our partners are our lifeblood. They understand the need, and they are a crucial part of the solution. They volunteer; they drive change; they help us win.

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Let’s build a world where all kids can be safe, happy, and curious.