What is child pornography?

 

For a definition of ‘images of sexual abuse of minors’, Child Focus refers to Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and Council of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography:

  • any material that visually depicts a child engaged in real or simulated sexually explicit conduct;
  • any depiction of the sexual organs of a child for primarily sexual purposes;
  • any material that visually depicts any person appearing to be a child engaged in real or simulated sexually explicit conduct or any depiction of the sexual organs of any person appearing to be a child, for primarily sexual purposes; or
  • realistic images of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct or realistic images of the sexual organs of a child, for primarily sexual purposes.