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Children and Pornography

According to a UK report, there are now four times as many images of serious online child abuse than there were three years ago. 

The figures, say experts, demonstrate an increasing appetite among internet paedophiles for the most severe sorts of imagery, while sites seem to be turning to increasingly hardcore material in order to fend off competitors.

Test your knowledge on the subject, and navigate the issues, with this week's quiz.


1. Where could 82 per cent of the child abuse images investigated by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) be traced back to?

A: China and Japan
B: Eastern Europe
C: Russia and USA


2. At certain times, how many people were found to be connected to child pornography sites by the the Argentinean federal police?

A: 750,000
B: one million
C: two million


3. Who is the UN's Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography?

A: Juan Miguel Petit
B: Paul Hunt
C: Sigma Huda


4. Interpolís Child Abuse Image database has more than 200,000 images showing the sexual abuse of over 20,000 individual children. How many of these children have been identified and given the protection they need, according to Save the Children?

A: Under 50
B: Under 500
C: Under 5,000


5. Whose part in the Spice Girls film 'Spiceworld the Movie' was cut after child pornography was found on his computer by PC World staff?

A: Pete Townshend
B: Paul Francis Gadd
C: Jonathan King


6. Why did the Dutch Brotherly Love, Freedom and Diversity Party (PNVD), which promotes the legalisation of child pornography, hit the headlines last year?

A: A request to ban the group was rejected by the Dutch law courts
B: The party gained a seat in the Dutch parliament
C: Party members were barracaded into their offices for three days


7. Which article of the Convention on the Rights of the Child addresses child pornography?

A: 14
B: 24
C: 34


8. In a 2006 study of child pornography laws in 184 Interpol member countries around the world, around how many countries were found to have no laws addressing child pornography?

A: More than half
B: One quarter
C: None


9. In 2000, why was a Polish immigrant living near Ottawa charged with manufacturing child pornography?

A: He took pictures of topless children playing in a nearby park
B: He was a professional photographer specialising in child modelling
C: He tried to process pictures of his half-naked son playing


10. Between 2001 and 2004, how many online child abuse communities were discovered by Protegeles, a European NGO formed to track and remove Internet child pornography?

A: 580
B: 1800
C: 1080