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IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS FOR PORNOGRAPHIC PURPOSES ON THE INTERNET, SEND AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS OF THE DEPARTMENT AGAINST HIGH-TECHNOLOGY:
HELP US PROTECT CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM THE CHILDHOOD THEY DESERVE BECAUSE THEY ARE OUR FUTURE.
Your Ministry of the Interior
Pedophilia (Greek παιδοφιλία παις, child) and (φιλία, love, friendship) is a tendency to sexually exploit children of the same, opposite, or both sexes. Due to the severity of the consequences, such bias is strictly legally punishable in all countries.
Pedophilia is a form of personality disorder. This is where the wrong choice of sexual object occurs, and these are most often children. It can be heterosexual and homosexual. The disorder is less common in women. Heterosexual pedophiles choose children aged 8 to 10, while a homosexual pedophile chooses an older age. Sexual abuse of minors is any form of exploitation of persons under the age of 18 for the purpose of sexual gratification by an elderly person. It may include telephone conversations, asking a minor to show intimate body parts or showing an intimate body part by an adult to a child or minor, caressing, taking pornographic photographs of sexual abuse of children or minors and showing pornographic material, attempting to commit sexual acts. relations with minors, incest with a child or a minor, rape of a child or a minor, coercion into prostitution and the like.
A child is defined in criminal law as a person who has not reached the age of fourteen.
A minor is considered to be between the ages of fourteen and eighteen.
The basic form of protection of minors from abuse for pornographic purposes is contained in the Criminal Code applicable in the Republic of Serbia.
Showing, obtaining and possessing pornographic material and exploiting children for pornography.
Inducing a minor to attend sexual activities.
Exploitation of a computer network or communication by other technical means for the commission of criminal offenses against sexual freedom against a minor.
The most important changes are that for the first time in the Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia, possession and acquisition of images, audio-visual or other objects of pornographic content created by the exploitation of a minor is considered a criminal offense.
According to our legislation, a child is a person who has not reached the age of 14 and a minor is a person who has not reached the age of 18 (a younger minor from 14 to 16 and an older minor from 16 to 18).
Namely, according to the Convention on Computer Crime from 2001, which our country ratified and applied in its Criminal Code and conventions dealing with the protection of children's rights, this problem is placed in the focus of interest of the European and world public. it is about computer crime and organized crime in general. Examples are countries such as France, USA, Great Britain, Germany, but also our country - the Republic of Serbia.
In our country, the perpetrators of these crimes are persons from all social structures, so there is no profile of the perpetrators of these crimes in that sense.
The motives for committing these crimes are also wide-ranging and are subject to psychological profiling of perpetrators on a case-by-case basis.
Juveniles appear as victims of these crimes, often not even aware of what is happening to them, since the perpetrators use their trust and commit crimes under specific circumstances, most often when they fully gain the trust of the victim, so they are very difficult to detect.
The perpetrators can also be from a close circle of family, relatives or friends in which the child is, when methods of intimidation are often used by threatening to tell the authorities (parents) "what the child is doing" that harm will be done to children close to the child. if they do not agree to certain actions, etc. Also, the trust of minors for the purpose of committing criminal acts is gained by paying special attention to them, using situations in which they feel loved, buying them various gifts, etc.
With the advent of the Internet and the ever-faster way of exchanging multimedia content, the material created by the exploitation of minors for pornographic purposes is available to the general public, i.e. the whole world in just a few seconds. Behind such content, there are often criminal groups that try to make money in this way, using the "demand" for such material, and if it turns out that they can make money by committing these crimes, the circle of minors who become victims is expanding. As images created in this way appear on the Internet, they quickly become available on other Internet sites that advertise such content within minutes. Unfortunately, children experience the same traumas in this way with the appearance of such shots every time they appear, and even many years after they grow up.
In addition to the emergence of Internet sites where the material was created by exploiting minors for pornographic purposes, harassment of children is becoming more and more known as online grooming (harassment via SMS, phone or Internet service) because the perpetrator often hides behind a false identity. child and with false information).
In such cases, the perpetrators, within the communication through the Internet service or through social services such as (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) present themselves as persons who are similar to the profile that the child is looking for, enter into communication with him, try to gain trust. in various ways and then to exchange photos with pornographic content, for example, for the child to take a picture of himself, all the way to extreme situations in which they ask for concrete contact with the child when the perpetrators schedule meetings, often committing serious crimes against full freedoms and against the life and body of a minor.
There are also services on the Internet where there is the possibility of audio-visual communication, such as MSN or SKYPE, which provide a "more intimate atmosphere" to the perpetrators of these crimes in order to more easily meet potential victims and obtain illegal content by falsely presenting.
The use of Internet cameras can be a potential danger because often the perpetrators of these crimes, as well as video material created during the use of cameras (if they ask a person to take a picture naked, in explicit poses ...) are stored on their computers and then posted on forums. or sites that contain material created by the exploitation of minors for pornographic purposes, etc.
One of the new forms of committing these crimes is the creation of images and audio-visual material using mobile phones and then the exchange via MMS service.
Photographs of minors taken for the purpose of modeling often end up on Internet sites that contain material created by exploiting minors for pornographic purposes, as well as on various forums where the said content is exchanged.
In the mentioned criminal offenses, there is a large dark number, ie there is a large number of unreported perpetrations of these criminal offenses.
The dominant reasons for not reporting are the patriarchal environment, fear of parents, fear of threats from perpetrators of criminal acts.
Tips for parents:
Advice for minors:
There are a large number of professional materials on the Internet related to the fight against this phenomenon, which are used for education and can be used freely. This material is represented by newspaper articles, professional scientific papers, conference reports and the like.