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The Children in the Pictures

These cops have the toughest job in law enforcement – protecting our children from online predators

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Impact areas

HEALTH & WELLBEING

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

WOMEN & GIRLS

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Akhim Dev

  • PRODUCER Simon Nasht

Synopsis

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

'The Children in the Pictures' takes us inside Task Force Argos, a specialised police investigative team dedicated to protecting children from online sexual abuse. Argos infiltrates these global criminal networks, catching the predators and rescuing their victims. This is the fastest growing serious crime in the world and Argos is the thin blue line fighting a hi-tech, cat and mouse game where the stakes are the lives of innocent children.

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Dick and Pip Smith Foundation $10,000.00
Susie Carleton $500.00
Gillian Appleton $500.00
Peter FitzSimons $2,000.00
Phillip Cornwell $500.00
Richard Walsh $500.00
Crookes Family Foundation $8,000.00
Penelope & Ian Ward-Ambler $1,000.00
Edwina Floch $500.00
Anonymous $100.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

The UN estimates that over 750,000 people are accessing child abuse images every second. The world of the abuse is secretive, seductive and successful. There is no platform where they do not exist. But at the heart of every image is a child- the most vulnerable members of our society. And this crime type shows no sign of slowing down. We aim to show the scale of the crime and what we all must do as a society to identify and rescue the children in the pictures.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

We aim to bring a subject long kept in the dark into the light. We aim to show that this issues transcends crime and is about the way we use technology. The issues dealt with are issues that effect the growth and stability of society as the Internet spreads to more and more areas globally and carries with it ideas and behaviours that are not always beneficial.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

The Children In the Pictures will carry the message of hope and promote citizen activism. Audiences will learn how we can all make a profound contribution to keeping our children safe. Our goals are to bring the issue into global mainstream consciousness; develop educational tools to reach schools, parents, victims and the families of victims and offenders; and promote community participation by providing a mechanism to enable any citizen to donate to the evolving tech that is vital in the process of identification and rescue of children.

Activities

How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

However capacity to reach the broadest possible audience for a documentary and for the issues it raises the result from the million dollar grant that we have for the impact campaign. Education on the exact nature of the issues. Activism in changing definitions and legislation around the distribution of child abuse material. Promotion of initiatives where citizens can show support by donating to the technology used in investigations. Lobbying of media companies and telcos to protect the right of a child.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We are working with the elite in law enforcement and NGO's in this space. We have forged a partnership with the federal police and their new national centre to gather information and launch impact campaign
Additionally we are partnering with Entertainment for Change (EFC) whose sole responsibility is to manage the milestones of the impact campaign.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

The audience will come away feeling that there is hope in the world bey seeing those that devote their lives to the cause and will be able to assist in their own way.
We hope that parents will encourage internet hygiene in their children to lessen the threat of them becoming victims. Children themselves will learn how to identify potential threats to their safety.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Our impact campaign has four interlinked and reinforcing objectives, outlined on the following pages. In summary they are:
• Increasing Public Awareness;
• Removing Barriers to Identify Victims;
• Build a National Dialogue; and
• Strategic Media Education.