The CCC app can be downloaded for free from both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Do you think this project would work at your organisation?Family Planning NSW coordinates the CCC project, offers high quality training and delivers the project to a range of CCC provider locations such as youth centres, accommodation services and youth health organisations.The investigations involved police officers posing as girls aged between 13 and 16 accessing the internet in order to uncover adults who were seeking to procure children online for sexual activity.The results of this study show the aggressive and rapid way that children are targeted by adults for sexual purposes.In 76 per cent of cases the suspect was arrested for an offence within one month of the first online contact.In 68 per cent of cases the adult sought offline contact with the child.The app launched in August, but its developers have made changes since then to address those problems."Initially we actually required the clients to take a picture of the front and back of their ID and of their face, which is extremely invasive," he said."That was definitely a barrier and one we have worked around now by only requiring the escorts to sight the ID."So far, traffic on the app has been high but the number of bookings has been fewer than expected — there have been about 100 since the launch."The thing that's reassuring is that there is still such a massive problem… Cam Cox, the CEO of the Sex Workers Outreach Project in Sydney, said that like many other professions where people worked alone, sex work had its dangers."Sex work is like any other work and a lot of sex workers work as escorts, so they go out and they work alone in other peoples premises," he said."So they face the same sort of problems as maybe taxi drivers, plumbers, security guards who work alone, truck drivers — all those sort of people."But Mr Cox was sceptical that the app would do much to improve their conditions."Sex workers themselves are able to do that if they want to do that," he said."If [escorts] want to insist on a number of steps, I know some people who are very 'you have to do this, this and tick five boxes before you get a booking'."Mila Jovi, a name she uses for work, runs an escort agency in Sydney and said she thought stigma would stop people from taking advantage of the technology."Something so easy is probably a bit off-putting for some people…
A US Government Accountability Office study determined that "most breaches have not resulted in detected incidents of identity theft".
You can also locate your nearest CCC provider using Condom Credit Card app, which has a GPS-enabled map which displays all the CCC providers in NSW.
The app also provides supporting content that promotes safe sex and interactive information on condoms, contraception, STIs and testing.
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