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People are entitled to use the Internet and share information and communicate with individuals online free from abuse and violence. However, the reality is that the online environment is not free from such abuse and violence. Children and adults can be (and have been) sexually exploited, sexually abused, bullied, harassed, cyberstalked, and extorted online by people in various parts of the world. These cybercrimes come at great costs to victims and the adverse impacts of these cybercrimes can be irreversible. For this reason, appropriate legal and technical measures are needed at the national, regional, and international levels to counter, combat, respond to, and prevent these interpersonal cybercrimes.

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