The study looks into children’s online behavior with the aim of identifying risk factors that make children
vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation through internet and revealing trends in relation to
sexual exploitation of children online.
The study also tried to assess the role of the IT sector (internet providers, cell phone operators), internet-cafes, schools, social institutions, and NGOs in protecting children from sexual exploitation via internet.
The study was supported by ECPAT International –network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children – and implemented by El-Pikir Center for Public Opinion Study and Forecasting, Kyrgyzstan-based NGO with experience of working in six CIS states– Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and Russia.