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NEW Report: How AI is being abused to create child sexual abuse imagery

We work to stop the repeated victimisation of people abused in childhood and make the internet a safer place, by identifying & removing global online child sexual abuse imagery.


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Pioneering chatbot reduces searches for illegal sexual images of children

Pioneering chatbot reduces searches for illegal sexual images of children

A major 18-month trial project has demonstrated a first-of-its-kind chatbot and warning message can reduce the number of online searches that may potentially be indicative of intent to find sexual images of children.

29 February 2024 News
How online predators use privacy apps. New podcast episode from the IWF

How online predators use privacy apps. New podcast episode from the IWF

In Converstaion with Tegan Insoll, Head of Research at Suojellaan Lapsia, and Dan Sexton, Chief Technology Officer at the IWF

15 February 2024 Blog
“Trailblazing” partnership takes aim at criminals profiting from child sexual abuse online

“Trailblazing” partnership takes aim at criminals profiting from child sexual abuse online

Criminals running commercial child sexual abuse ‘brands’ are taking advantage of a ‘loophole’ to remain online. This new partnership aims to shut them down for good.

7 February 2024 News
A sporting twist for a serious cause – working together to stop child sexual abuse online

A sporting twist for a serious cause – working together to stop child sexual abuse online

Pinsent Masons, a leading multinational law firm held the Move for a Safer Internet challenge to raise essential funds and awareness of IWF’s critical work.

6 February 2024 News
What did we learn from the US Senate hearing over online harms?

What did we learn from the US Senate hearing over online harms?

By Susie Hargreaves OBE, Internet Watch Foundation CEO

1 February 2024 Blog
Link management platform Rebrandly joins the IWF

Link management platform Rebrandly joins the IWF

Rebrandly, which provides a free URL Shortener Platform with custom domains to shorten a long link, joined the IWF as members in December 2023. 

18 January 2024 News
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The IWF in 2022

375,230 Reports assessed by our team
255,588 Reports confirmed to show child sexual abuse
51369 Number of Category A (the most severe) reports in 2022
137%
Rise in imagery featuring boys compared to previous year

See more of the data and trends from 2022 in our Annual Report

IntelliGrade: Ground-breaking new tech from IWF

IntelliGrade from IWF.

IntelliGrade, from the Internet Watch Foundation, is helping companies and law enforcement bodies to fight back against criminals who trade, store and upload images and videos showing the sexual abuse of children. 

It's is a powerful new tool that enables our analysts to accurately grade child sexual abuse images and videos, and create hashes (digital fingerprints) that are compatible with child sexual abuse laws and classifications in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Interpol Baseline standard.

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