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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.


Report suspected online child sexual abuse images or videos here

Think Before You Share

Our Think Before You Share campaign aims to help young people understand the harm of sharing explicit images and videos of themselves, and others, and encourage parents and educators to start timely conversations with children and young people. 

We encourage you to share our campaign using #ThinkBeforeYouShare and by following, liking and sharing the campaign on our social channels

Latest news

AI-generated videos of child sexual abuse a ‘stark vision of the future’

AI-generated videos of child sexual abuse a ‘stark vision of the future’

Real victims’ imagery used in highly realistic ‘deepfake’ AI-generated films

22 July 2024 News
The horror and the heartbreak - how one child sexual abuse survivor’s torment will never end thanks to AI

The horror and the heartbreak - how one child sexual abuse survivor’s torment will never end thanks to AI

The right legislative steps could help to lessen the harm

22 July 2024 News
Stability AI joins IWF’s mission to make internet a safer space for children

Stability AI joins IWF’s mission to make internet a safer space for children

Leading AI company partners with Internet Watch Foundation to tackle creation of AI generated child sexual abuse material

8 July 2024 News
IWF sounds alarm for young people and parents as sharing of nudes becomes ‘normalised’ in UK schools

IWF sounds alarm for young people and parents as sharing of nudes becomes ‘normalised’ in UK schools

A new national campaign features suggestive images of fruit, while radio ads feature Cunk on Earth star Diane Morgan.

17 June 2024 News
IWF CEO and Hotline Director win at PIER Excellence in Online Protection Awards

IWF CEO and Hotline Director win at PIER Excellence in Online Protection Awards

IWF Chief Executive Susie Hargreaves OBE and Hotline Director Chris Hughes have respectively won awards for inspirational leadership, and for operational impact.

5 June 2024 News
Wizz partners with IWF to fight child sexual abuse on the internet

Wizz partners with IWF to fight child sexual abuse on the internet

Wizz, a social discovery app that allows users from 13 to 24 to meet and chat with people their own age has come on board as a new Member of the Internet Watch Foundation.

23 May 2024 News
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IntelliGrade: Ground-breaking 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 is 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.