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What we do

We work internationally to make the internet safer by removing images of child sexual abuse.

We’re an independent not for profit organisation and work with the global internet industry and the European Commission.

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Our members have access to our unique range of services which make the internet safer for their customers.

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New research published

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A new Study by the IWF has revealed shocking statistics on children being groomed, coerced and blackmailed into live-streaming their own sexual abuse over webcams, tablets and mobile phones.
This Study aimed to examine characteristics of captures of live-streamed child sexual abuse in distribution online. 

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What others say about us

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

“I want to pay tribute to the crucial work of the Internet Watch Foundation and their partnership with industry, law enforcement and the Government in identifying and removing illegal child sexual abuse images from the internet. We will continue to work together to tackle this ever-evolving threat and to pursue our target of making the UK the safest place in the world to go online.”

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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“The IWF do an incredibly important job. Stopping criminals using and abusing online technologies is tough. But the IWF have shown how working together with law enforcement, commercial companies and the voluntary sector can make a real difference in minimising the availability of child sexual abuse images.”

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
In 2017
reports confirmed as child sexual abuse URLs
of victims are 11-15 years
aged 10 years or under
aged 2 or under
of images assessed as category A or B

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Image of boy sitting with text: Internet Watch Foundation 2017 Annual Report

IWF 2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report (published on 18 April 2018) gives the latest data on what’s happening globally to tackle child sexual abuse images and videos online.


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