Save the Children is an international humanitarian organization that has been protecting children around the world for over 100 years. Save the Children has been fighting against the exploitation of, and violence against, children since our inception. Ensuring the safety and well-being of children worldwide has always been our most essential commitment, and will be so always.

Our name in hashtag form has been experiencing unusually high volumes and causing confusion among our supporters and the general public. In Canada and the United States, Save the Children is the sole owner of the name “Save the Children” which is a registered trademark.

Given our work on behalf of children over the years, some people use our organization’s name as a hashtag to help make their point on different issues.  While this is usually unauthorized and often difficult to control, we are not affiliated or associated with any of these third party campaigns, nor do we control or necessarily endorse their activities.  Where appropriate, we will take steps to avoid activities that cause confusion with our organization and to protect the goodwill associated with our name.

While Save the Children does work to combat child trafficking through prevention, protection, and prosecution, we are not the leading organization in this field. It is only through working in partnership with industry and civil society that we can work towards eradicating online child sexual exploitation. Save the Children is a member of WePROTECT, a global alliance dedicated to global action to end the sexual exploitation of children online. We encourage everyone to visit WePROTECT in order to learn more about organizations dedicated to fighting child trafficking and other forms of child exploitation and abuse.

To learn more about Save the Children’s work to make sure children are educated, healthy and protected from harm, visit

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Canada and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.