Innocenti Research Report Disrupting Harm in Thailand: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse AUTHOR(S) Daniel Kardefelt Winther Published: 2022 Innocenti Research Report Funded by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, through its Safe Online initiative, ECPAT, INTERPOL, and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti worked in partnership to design and implement Disrupting Harm – a research project on online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA). This unique partnership brings a multidisciplinary approach to a complex issue in order to see all sides of the problem. OCSEA refers to situations that involve digital or communication technologies at some point during the continuum of abuse or exploitation; it can occur fully online or through a mix of online and in-person interactions between offenders and children. The Disrupting Harm research was conducted in six Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, and seven Eastern and Southern African countries. Data were synthesised from nine different research activities to generate each national report which tells the story of the threat, and presents clear recommendations for action.Key findings in the Disrupting Harm in Thailand report include: ● Children and caregivers are not reporting online sexual abuse. ○ Between 10% - 31% of children (aged 12-17) who had experienced online sexual exploitation and abuse in the past year did not disclose the most recent incident to anyone. ○ Only 17% of caregivers surveyed said they would report to the police if their child experienced sexual harassment, abuse, or exploitation online. ● Children are being subjected to horrific experiences of online child sexual abuse and exploitation. Why aren’t they reporting it? The main barriers to disclosure reported by children were a lack of awareness around where to go or whom to tell. ○ 47% of children surveyed said they would not know where to get help if they or a friend were sexually assaulted or harassed. ● What are the experiences of those who are reporting? Experiences leave some children feeling ashamed, blamed, and silenced. For more information, visit the Disrupting Harm Thailand country report page.Download the advocacy brief. + - Cite this publication × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Daniel Kardefelt Winther 2022 Disrupting Harm in Thailand: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse.