eLearning: launch of online child sexual exploitation and abuse module

September 2020

Technology advances have transformed almost every aspect of our lives. A gift in many ways, technology has also been used to facilitate crimes against children, and sadly, to share repeatedly in cyber-space evidence of a child’s victimization. Through the Internet and new ICTs, offenders have increased access to and new methods for exploiting and harming children.


Specially designed for our member child helplines, Child Helpline International has designed and developed an interactive eLearning module and accompanying workbook titled “Introduction to Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse“.

These eLearning tools are available in three languages: English, Spanish and Arabic.

This activity has been made possible through our Advocate, Collaborate & Train to End Violence Against Children (ACT to EVAC) project.


Topics covered 

This training aims to provide child helpline staff with basic knowledge on how to identify cases of online child sexual exploitation and abuse, and some basic communication skills in how to communicate with children and young people regarding these issues. More specifically, learners will be introduced to the following:

  • Terminology;
  • Forms of online child sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • How to minimize risk; and,
  • Some tools and techniques to support children online.

Knowledge can be put into practice through three unique case studies.


How to access the module 

This module is available via our eLearning platform. If you already have a log in, please click here.

If you do not have a log in to our eLearning platform, please click here.


With thanks to… 

We’d like to say thank you to the following five child helplines who generously donated their time by guiding the content of the module and by trialing the module:

  1. Childline Kenya (Kenya); 
  2. Teléfono ANAR (Peru);
  3. National Child Helpline / C-Sema Tanzania (Tanzania);
  4. JRF 110 Helpline (Jordan); and,
  5. Bantay Bata 163 / ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (The Philippines).

We would also like to thank Sophia Haq for her support in designing and developing the module, as well as Diana Tamimi for the Arabic translation of this module, workbook and surveys, and Viviana Knorr for the Spanish translation of this module, workbook and surveys.

Finally, this eLearning module has been made possible through funding from our donor, the Fund to End Violence Against Children.