Madalina Rogoz Zoe Colpaert Ana Lucila Sandoval Orozco Edgar Federzoni Livia Wagner

Children at stake – Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) - A global perspective of how vulnerable children are victimized online

A Talk by Ana Lucila Sandoval Orozco , Livia Wagner , Madalina Rogoz , Edgar Federzoni and Zoe Colpaert

About this Talk

This session will discuss the different forms of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), the criminal actors involved, its transnational dynamics, as well as preventive strategies and responses from national, regional bodies as well as international organisations. Research has tracked a clear correlation between the growing internet penetration, online gaming, social media, and mobile devices with the increase in online sexual exploitation of children (OCSE) combined with low levels of digital awareness among both children and their parents, make victims particularly vulnerable to abuse, with parents effecting limited or no controls on internet usage. Explosive leaps in technological advances without parallel growth in good internet governance, together with widespread availability of low-cost smartphones, were identified to be a key driver for the growth of online child sexual exploitative practices.

18 October 2023, 04:00 PM

04:00 PM - 05:15 PM

About The Speakers

Ana Lucila Sandoval Orozco

Ana Lucila Sandoval Orozco

Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Livia Wagner

Livia Wagner

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Network Coordinator and Senior Expert


Madalina Rogoz

Madalina Rogoz

International Centre for Migration Policy Development


Edgar Federzoni

Edgar Federzoni

ICMPD Anti-Trafficking Programme

A published author and manager of international projects involving human trafficking.


Zoe Colpaert

Zoe Colpaert

HEROES / Europe Program Manager, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)

ICMEC's Europe and HEROES project manager, responsible for different Tasks and Work Packages, including those related to Prevention and Victim Assistance.