MovieStarPlanet’s Head of Safety Guest Speaker at Europol Training Course

News, Press release

MovieStarPlanet’s Head of Safety, Vernon Jones will be a guest speaker at the 14th Europol training course on combating the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet (COSEC) to be held in Germany on 29 October 2013.

Jones, who has 20 years’ experience in child protection, both on and offline, has made great strides since joining MovieStarPlanet over one year ago, in making MovieStarPlanet a game commended for its online safety features and measures.

As a member of Europol Platform of Experts, Jones will be presenting the industry perspective on combatting child sexual exploitation on the Internet and the need for industry groups to cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies.

“I am honoured to have been asked to present at COSEC this year” said Jones. “It validates the measure that MovieStarPlanet takes in ensuring children are safe while online. It is a great achievement to be seen as an industry leader and expert in the field. We work hard every day at MovieStarPlanet to make our game fun and safe” Jones continued.

For more on the COSEC training course, see the Europol Press Release below.


14th Europol Training Course on Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Internet, (COSEC)

29 October 2013

The 14th Europol training course on “COmbating the Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Internet” COSEC, held in Selm, Germany, at the LAFP-NRW Police Academy was concluded on 29 October 2013.

This 8-day course provided training for 54 representatives from EU Member States, non-EU States (Australia, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Moldova and Israel) and Interpol. The training was delivered by trainers from Europol, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, France and New Zealand, all of whom have extensive knowledge and experience in investigating and combating the sexual abuse of children online. Guest speakers were invited from Interpol, Lucy Faithful Foundation and MovieStarPlanet.

The training follows European CyberCrime Centre’s approach to cyber crime and its training ethos.

The approach is collegial, with expert trainers and investigators working in the field of child sexual exploitation coming together to network and exchange experiences. The main objective of this annual course is to enhance the expertise of those working in this crime area in the EU and beyond, so that they are better able to investigate, dismantle and prosecute child sex offender networks on the internet, with the rights and safety of the children involved being a priority.

In addition to lectures ranging from perpetrator psychology and the latest online investigation techniques to international cooperation, the course programme includes a wide range of hands-on exercises with the intention of bringing law enforcement investigation standards together.

Since the first course took place in 2000, this highly respected Europol course has provided expert training to approximately 600 law enforcement officers and members of the judiciary from EU Member States and from countries around the world