Most states do have laws that require local staff to contact authorities in certain situations, like if there is a child or vulnerable adult who is in danger.
In countries like the Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia, abject poverty and a growing digital infrastructure are contributing to its expansion.
In 2015, Southeast Asia had over 1.6 million Internet users.
Ibabao is a sleepy seaside village located 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) south of the Philippine capital Manila.
Everyone knows everyone in the village, and family ties are strong. In small bamboo huts and brick houses, children are forced by neighbors or even their own impoverished parents to perform sexual acts in front of web cameras.
The cybersex industry is a billion-dollar business worldwide.
And it is expanding in developing countries such as the Philippines, where more children are being abused due to rampant poverty and a growing cyber network.
Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including: The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a safe, confidential service.
When you call the hotline, only the first six numbers of the phone number are used to route the call, and your complete phone number is never stored in our system.
The perpetrators are believed to communicate via various chat services and hidden darknet forums, where offers of all kinds of sexual services abound.
According to Norwegian police, the perpetrators use streaming to promote the sale of adult sex shows.
In several cases the police have been investigating, small children in the Philippines were sexually abused in front of camera on order from Norway.