The otanvastuun.fi (I take responsibility) website maintained by Save the Children provides online self-help material for those linked to illegal online sexual activity targeting children and the possible consequences of such activity. The website engages potential abusers to consider the consequences of sexual activities directed at children and provides tools for controlling their own harmful behaviour. The website also encourages users to reflect on their own lives and how to pursue things that matter to them in non-harmful ways. The website is in Finnish.
Who is the website aimed at?
The Otanvastuun.fi website is primarily intended for people who are worried about their on sexual interest, thoughts, feelings or actions concerning children. The website benefits people who acknowledge in themselves a primary sexual interest in children.
The website is also an important information source for professionals from different fields who deal with children and adults in their work.
Why did we create otanvastuun.fi?
The website is based on this Stop it now-material, which has been adapted to a Finnish context. In Finland, the material used on the site has been developed with the help of the following stakeholders: the HUS Forensic Psychology Center for Children and Adolescents, Riihimäki Prison, the Criminal Sanctions Agency / Criminal Sanctions Agency Training Institute, Sexpo Foundation, and the Family Federation of Finland.
Otanvastuun.fi won the 2015 Council for Crime Prevention Award, which is given to projects that prevent hacking, fraud or online child sexual abuse.