What is child sexual abuse material?

 

For a definition of ‘child sexual abuse material’, 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.

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