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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google.org accelerate the progress of innovative nonprofits by connecting them to the best of Google.
Amazon Web Services is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.
Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse & comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization.
Microsoft works to apply the power of technology to ensure corporate responsibility, safeguard human rights, and protect our planet.
Digital Reasoning builds software that understands human communication – in many languages, across many domains, and at enormous scale.
Stop It Now! Works to prevent the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
Twitter’s mission is to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.
Polaris puts victims at the center — helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and gathering the data to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
Twilio is a Cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale.
Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.
GEMS has helped hundreds of young women and girls, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.