Further, UNICEF research revealed that the number of webpages containing child sexual abuse material grew by 147 per cent from 2012 to 2014, with girls and children 10 years old or younger depicted in 80 per cent of these materials.
In addition to the implementation and management of sufficient monitoring and surveillance mechanisms within the country and internationally to ensure that offenders are stopped before they do further harm to children, we all have a role to play in protecting children.
Specific recommendations have been made regarding adoption of legislation on the obligations of Internet service providers in relation to child pornography.
According to recent data, an estimated two million children globally are affected by sexual exploitation each year.
UNICEF data also reveals that there are high levels of sexual exploitation of children online and an average of five child victims of online sexual abuse are identified by Interpol and police partners every day.
This could mean supervising interactions between children and adults, not allowing anyone to enter your home without permission and supervision, being vigilant about where children are and what they are doing, and notifying Internet regulators of websites exploiting children.
Every child deserves the right to be safe wherever he or she is, and it is our role as parents, community leaders, neighbours, religious figures, technology providers, youth, school administrators and more, to be alert and notify the relevant authorities when you see a child in danger, online or offline.
What happens on the World Wide Web is a reflection of society at large.
The recent case of the British national arrested for child sexual abuse and exploitation involving children in Malaysia, is a small part of the horrific trade in child pornography and the extensive scourge of paedophilia around the world.