Fighting the exploitation of children through the internet
Verizon recognizes that we have an important role to play in combatting the use of the internet to exploit children. We are a leading provider of internet access services and also offer digital platforms for user-generated content through Verizon Media Group. We understand that the same tools that empower our customers to communicate with family and friends can also be misused by predators to disseminate child sexual abuse material and groom children for abuse. That’s why we work closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to stop predators from distributing child pornography and trafficking children for sex online. We’ve employed several best practices and committed extensive resources to this fight, including:
Using cutting-edge technology that scans images and videos uploaded to our servers against an industry database of known child sexual abuse material and reporting the material we find to NCMEC, helping local law enforcement effectively investigate.
Employing a dedicated team that reviews and takes action on user reports of child sexual abuse material and proactively searches for material missed by automated scanning.
Actively searching our servers for child pornography hosted on websites that have been identified to us so that we and our enterprise customers can take steps to remove the content.
Offering parental control products across our wireless, internet and TV business that enable customers to limit the types of websites and content accessible to their children, and online safety education and support groups.
Working closely with law enforcement, non-governmental organizations and industry groups to help address the problem of online predators.
We are always looking for further steps we can take to advance this critical effort. And you can help, too.
Report child sexual abuse material
If you see content you believe is child sexual abuse material, or if you observe any illegal activity involving children while you are using any Verizon service, report it.