CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
IS A CRIME!

As of 7 December 2015

the new Thai law will be strictly enforced

by the police, prosecutors, courts, prisons, and immigration

Maximum penalties

Possession

years in prison

Forwarding

years in prison

Production

years in prison

Children at risk

Victims, whether they are adults or children, are targeted by their exploiters because of their vulnerabilities. Children are particularly vulnerable because they are too naive to understand the true purposes of offenders’ actions, unable to articulate the circumstances of their exploitation to authorities, and easy to be controlled physically.

Share of victims in different age-groups

%

Infants (under 4)

%

Pre-teens (under 13)

%

Early teens (under 18)

The Child Sex Offenders

People who sexually abuse children come from all social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. They can be found in any profession and in any country. They may be heterosexual or homosexual. Although the majority of child sex offenders are male, they may also be female. They do not have a unique appearance that can be stereotyped.

CHILD SEX ABUSE IS ORGANIZED CRIME

A hardcore group of child sex offenders have developed into a well-organized global community. Increasingly they engage in organized crime themselves and are served by organized brokers in addition.

DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET

Hidden from public view, millions of photos and videos depicting child sexual abuse are being traded online. In November 2015, Taskforce Argos detected 8,422 files transmitted from 707 IP addresses in Bangkok.

The impact of sexual abuse

Sexual exploitation and abuse have lifelong effects on child victims. They are emotionally damaged and often have diverse physical and behavioral problems.

A loss for the children

Children treated for sexual abuse

Every year 13,300 children are medically treated for sexual abuse in Thailand.

A loss for the country

Million US Dollars

The economic cost of child sexual abuse amounts are both direct and indirect. An estimated 2% of Thailand’s GDP is lost to the consequences of child abuse.

THINK!

If you receive an email or message with child pornography, think before you watch, and think before you share!

ACT!

If you come across child pornography or circumstances that you suspect may include child sexual abuse – call the Thai Police hotline 1911 or make an online report at ThaiHotline.

HELP!

Empower children by educating them about their bodies and boundaries. Teach children to better protect themselves.

Child pornography is evidence of sexual abuse of a child

Viewing it repeats the abuse and violates the child again

Anyone in possession of child pornography will be arrested