We primarily focus on the Internet content that depicts child abuse, inappropriate childhood nudity, cybergrooming, or could involve the spread of pornography. If you are not sure what content can be reported to us, it is always better to send the report. It is important to keep in mind that there are always real victims behind the content in case of child abuse, and that one report of yours can end an endless suffering of the child.
Child pornography refers to images of naked children in positions provocatively showing the genitals for sexual gratification, images of children depicting positions of actual or pretended sexual intercourse, or other similarly sexually irritating images of children.
If you find a photo of a naked child or children with visibly exposed genitals on the Internet, it is always better to pass this information on to us. It may not be a photograph taken with bad intentions, but even such a seemingly innocent photograph from a holiday swimming by the sea can later become a source of traumatic experiences for the child. We describe this fact in more detail below.
From the legal point of view, the production and other handling of child pornography is regulated by Section 192 of Act No. 40/2009 Coll., The Criminal Code (CC). Alternatively, it is possible to prosecute a person for § 193 (Abuse of a child for the production of pornography) of the CC. Participation in a pornographic performance or other similar performance in which the child performs is a criminal offense (Section 193a of the Criminal Code). It is also a criminal offense to gain access to child pornography through information or communication technology (Section 192 (2) of the Criminal Code) or to establish illegal contacts with a child (Section 193b of the Criminal Code).
This category includes images from which it is clear that their depiction can lead to a threat to the healthy emotional, intellectual and moral development of a child and images that contain genitals, bare buttocks or breasts with nipples. These photos are often taken by a relative who has not figured out what the placement of such photos on the Internet can cause. Even a seemingly innocent photo from a holiday swimming by the sea can later become a source of traumatic experiences for a child. Therefore, even in these cases, we try to limit the availability of the photo only to the intended recipients (for example, by locking the photo album with a password), or to remove it completely.
The protection of the child against invasions into his privacy is provided by the Civil Code. In particular, it concerns the provisions of Sections 86 and 858 of this Act.
However, a breastfeeding woman, depictions of scars after breast amputation, tattoos, art depicting nudity, content used for educational purposes, humorous or satirical content are not inappropriate photos.
Cybergrooming refers to the content that is capable of enticing a child to have sex, other forms of sexual abuse and harassment, or to produce a pornographic work. However, it can also be a content that can motivate a child to serve in the armed forces, to serve slavery, forced labor, to take tissue, a cell, or an organ from his body, and so on. You can meet such manner, for example, in an Internet chat. If you notice suspicious offers of sexual services or other sexual harassment of underage users in the chat room, it is worth reporting this situation. Unfortunately, most online chats do not allow easy access to history, so if you decide to report, we welcome you to send a screenshot that demonstrates the communication directly to the e-mail address email@example.com.
A person committing cybergrooming may, by his actions, fulfill the factual substance of certain criminal offenses specified in the Criminal Code. Depending on the nature of the attacker's conduct, these may be criminal offenses under the provisions of § 168 (Trafficking in human beings), § 171 (Restrictions on personal liberty), § 175 (Blackmail), § 185 (Rape), § 187 (Sexual abuse), § 201 (Threats to the child's upbringing), § 209 (Fraud), § 353 (Dangerous threats), § 354 (Dangerous persecution), or § 193b (Establishing illegal contacts with the child) of the CC.