Children of the Webcam is a powerful and disturbing film about the rapid growing new phenomenon of child sexual abuse via the webcam. Brought together by a common desire to protect the vulnerable victims, filmmaker Jacco Groen follows the painstaking quest of journalist Peter Dupont. During the film the makers transform from investigative journalists into undercover pedophiles infiltrating a webcam-network into Police-assistants contributing to the a major rescue raid in the Philippines of a children’s cybersex den.
There are more than 50 thousand sexual predators online at any given moment. With no system in place or developed, the international law-enforcements are finding it increasingly difficult to deal with these predators because this type of cybercrime is almost impossible to detect and to prove.
Children of the Webcam has been made in collaboration with EO TV, Terre des Hommes, Free a Girl and IJM.