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Online Child Safety Initiative is a consortium initiative to protect online child abuse led by Forum for Digital Equality, Internet Society Nepal and Center for Law and Technology. The platform especially aims at encouraging reporting of child abuse imagery content through a portal. This initiative also provides support on psychosocial counseling, technical and legal assistance in the online child abuse cases. One of survey has indicated that around 15 percent of the children admitted that they were abused online and nearly 40 percent of the survey respondent informed that they have shared pictures with unknown persons in the Internet. Further, 75 percent of the children stated that they do not have information to secure themselves from possible online sexual exploitation. “State of Children in Nepal 2017′, the report prepared by Central Child Welfare Board, states that out of total school going children who uses Internet 13.7 percent have been the survivor of online abuse. Those children who have been sexually abused and exploited online also disclosed the fact that such incident have negatively affected on their self-esteem. As per the same report in the FY 2016/2017 only 17 incidents of online abuse and exploitation were reported on the existing Toll Free Helpline-1098 which have been especially introduced for child related matters.