Center in Brazil will Consolidate Data on ICT Enabled Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents
Combating sexual exploitation of children and adolescents over the Internet will gain an additional tool for improving the work of investigation. The National Center for Online Protection of Children and Adolescents (Cenapol), which will be launched next month, will gather data on cases of abuse and exploitation enabled by the Internet.
According to project manager and delegate of the Federal Police, Stenio Sousa, the idea is to concentrate information collected by the Federal Police and the Civilian and Military in one location, avoiding duplication in investigations. Another line of work provides training to officers to identify how attackers operate on the Internet and a profile of the victims.
Currently it is not known, for example, how many sites are used for pornography and sexual exploitation in the country, said the delegate who attended today (13) for a meeting with Canadian officials on combating sexual violence against children and adolescents enabled by the Internet, sponsored by the Child Protection Partnership (CPP).
Sousa said that the training and integration of data must begin with the Federal District, in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The nationwide deployment is expected by 2016. However, the launch of Cenapol does not mean that the center will fulfill its role effectively. According to the delegate, funds for the center are not guaranteed. "We are in search of resources. We hope that come from Pronasci [National Program of Public Security and Citizenship], "he said.
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