Microsoft is announcing its support for a new UK campaign that wants to tackle online child sex exploitation by raising awareness about the issue.
the campaign is lead by the UK Government, the Marie Collins Foundation and the Internet Warth Foundation. It is to educate 18-24-year-olds about distributing or making sexual content featuring under 18-year-olds individuals is wrong, and illegal.
Microsoft writes in its press release:
Microsoft is tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse online with technology, partnerships and educational efforts. Our PhotoDNA technology helps identify and remove child sexual abuse images that may appear on our consumer services. We’ve also made PhotoDNA freely available to our technology industry counterparts and other organisations as part of our global goal to reduce child sexual exploitation and abuse imagery online. I have the pleasure of representing Microsoft on the advisory board of the WePROTECT Global Alliance, an international network of governments, tech companies and other groups focused on eradicating child sexual exploitation and abuse online. We also make a wealth of materials available on our website to help parents, teachers and other trusted adults keep children safe in the digital world.
You can read more about Microsoft’s partnership here at Microsoft’s News Centre.