Since then, it has served almost 250,000 visitors and demand for the service grows every year.
Two hundred volunteers and 45 paid staff members work around the clock—24 hours a day, every day of the year—to provide continuous support for the online hotline.
For Levin, viewing child pornography was a social pursuit, consistent with how he approached the world in general--he was as popular online as he was in real life.
In high school, he was editor of a city-wide student newspaper called At 19, Levin enrolled in honours history at the University of Manitoba, where he also sat on the school senate and managed the basketball team.Despite wide support for Ontario’s plan, not everyone accepts the changes.A petition launched by Ontario Catholic parents group Parents as First Educators reads “We do not believe that prepubescent children should be overloaded with explicit information about sex,” and demands “an end to plans” to update the sex-ed curriculum.Shame on him and shame on those who supported him."In late 2010, [Levin] registered on a self-described alternative sexual lifestyle site that Toronto police call "M," which includes chat rooms covering child pornography, sex with children, incest with children and youth-related BDSM.Cops use a code name for the site both to discourage people from visiting it and so existing users don't know the police are patrolling it.