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Knowledge to Prevent (2KNOW)

01.03.2023 - 01.03.2025
School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Philosophical Faculty


Main funder

European Union

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Project 2KNOW is funded by the European Commission’s Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) under the 2022 call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children (CERV-2022-DAPHNE).

Improving EU-Wide Data Collection on Online Sexual Violence Against Children

Project 2KNOW aims to support and improve national and international data collection on violence against children by developing a sustainable and replicable data collection model that is suited to gathering information about online sexual violence against children.

​Through the project, data will be directly gathered from anonymous offenders searching for child sexual abuse material on the dark web and the surface web, to gain a better understanding of the patterns, characteristics, and trends of online crimes of sexual violence against children today.

‘Supporting the Supporters’: Project 2KNOW will Strengthen Support for Parents and Families of Child Victims of Online Sexual Violence in the EU

The findings of the 2KNOW research will be translated into direct preventative action to protect children from harm, through the development of a support guide for parents on online safety skills for children and a guide for parents whose child has been subjected to sexual violence online.

​Project 2KNOW will also produce a model for parental peer-support groups to provide practical and psychoeducational support for parents, carers, and families – in turn providing essential support to child victims to protect them from further abuse.

​The project will also collect invaluable information on child victims’ and their families’ experiences to broaden the understanding of online sexual violence against children.

For more information see also:


  • Project 2KNOW Kick-Off Conference in Helsinki

    Protect Children kicks off new 2-year EU funded Project 2KNOW at Helsinki office with project partners, Council of the Baltic Sea States and the…
    Project 2KNOW Kick-Off Conference in Helsinki
  • Preliminary Findings Report

    A ground-breaking report, Knowledge to Prevent Online Sexual Violence Against Children: Insights from a Survey of Child Sexual Abuse Material…
    Preliminary Findings Report