EC3 is also involved in the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), a collaborative partnership of law enforcement agencies, who have come together across the digital divide to combat online child sexual abuse worldwide.
The Report Abuse button on the VGT website is an effective way to report suspicious online behaviour.
Mobile connectivity, growing internet coverage in developing countries and the development of pay-as-you-go streaming solutions, which provide a high degree of anonymity to the viewer, are furthering the trend in the commercial live-streaming of child sexual abuse.
To a lesser degree, there is also some evidence that forms of commercial child sexual exploitation such as on-demand live streaming of abuse is also contributing to the rise of the amount of CSEM online.
Cooperation at an international level has proven to be very effective in identifying victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.