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PROTECT KIDS, NOT ABUSERS

Our national campaign to uplift survivors of online child sexual abuse

Interested in writing a bill? Leading your own campaign? Or even just learning more? As one of our organizers, you'll have access to countless resources to accomplish changes within your community and even get the chance to participate in our nationwide campaigns! We'll make sure to keep you updated with info and opportunities to fight for voting rights.

322 MILLION

FILES OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL (CSAM) WERE FOUND ON THE INTERNET LAST YEAR

THIS NUMBER IS ONLY BELIEVED TO REPRESENT 3% OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF FILES DISTRIBUTED ONLINE

Interested in writing a bill? Leading your own campaign? Or even just learning more? As one of our organizers, you'll have access to countless resources to accomplish changes within your community and even get the chance to participate in our nationwide campaigns! We'll make sure to keep you updated with info and opportunities to fight for voting rights.

WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO

Our campaign is entirely youth and survivor led. Currently, Internet-based platforms face zero accountability for the sexual abuse that they facilitate against minors or the CSAM they allow to be produced and distributed. We have three main focuses: ​​

1. Enabling survivors to pursue litigation against their abusers and/or against the platforms that facilitated their abuse by extending statutes of limitations and adding an exception to Section 230 of the Federal Communications Act regarding online child sexual abuse 
2. Reframing the vocabulary and procedures used in court to litigate cases of sexual violence against minors to avoid re-traumatizing survivors 
3. Ensuring longevity in the campaign to hold companies accountable by creating a national commission to research standards of regulation to prevent online violence against minors and create more accessible mechanisms for survivors to report and remove content of them online

Interested in writing a bill? Leading your own campaign? Or even just learning more? As one of our organizers, you'll have access to countless resources to accomplish changes within your community and even get the chance to participate in our nationwide campaigns! We'll make sure to keep you updated with info and opportunities to fight for voting rights.

PREDATORS KEEP UP WITH THE INTERNET, OUR LAWS DO NOT

That's why we're introducing SB 558 in California to extend the statute of limitations for survivors whose CSAM was released online such that they have until they are 40 years old or 5 years after they realize their material was distributed to file a case. The bill also extends the definition of "distribution" in the Penal Code as it relates to CSAM to include public display, such that perpetrators are charged with the correct crime. 

The current statute of limitations in California for CSAM is 10 years after the production of the material. That means that survivors can lose their ability to file a case before they even reach 18, the legal age to hire an attorney. Statutes of limitations should be dependent on discovery of material, not production or any other arbitrary metric. Survivors should also have the time and support to properly file a case, a process which is often very disruptive and harmful for younger victims to go through. They should be given adequate time to process and heal before being forced into legal proceedings, not remain bound by a deadline in the law. 

GET INVOLVED

We need survivors and allies to step up with us. Please sign our petition below and/or sign up to volunteer! 

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Thanks to overwhelming support, our petition has been able to receive over 40,000 signatures since launching in January! Read more and sign below: 

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Since last year, we have been meeting with legislative offices and meeting with survivors to envision the feasibility of our work. We welcome allies to organize with us as our bills travel through their respective legislatures. 

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