IWF wins award honouring achievements in internet safety

09 December 2016

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has been awarded the Excellence in Internet Safety Award at the Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Innovation & Excellence Awards.

The awards honour businesses that develop and incorporate cutting edge technology into their work to create and promote a brighter future. It celebrates innovation and forward thinking, and gives special recognition to businesses that transform their respective industries and lead industry trends.

The IWF works internationally to make the internet a safer place for everyone, and has proved to be invaluable in the global fight against child sexual abuse content online. We offer international reporting solutions and a variety of unique technical services, such as the game-changing and award-winning IWF Image Hash List, which ultimately helps the IWF and its current 130 Members to disrupt the availability of child sexual abuse imagery online.

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “I’m delighted the IWF has been awarded the ‘Excellence in Internet Safety’ Award. We’re fighting day in, day out to make the internet a safer place and stop internet users from stumbling upon child sexual abuse material. Being awarded this prize shows that we’re at the forefront of combating this horrendous content on the web.”


Notes to editors:

Contact: Emma Hardy, IWF Director of External Relations +44 (0) 1223 203030 or +44 (0) 7929 553679.

What we do:

We make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not for profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.

For more information, please visit www.iwf.org.uk.

The IWF is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working with Childnet International and the South West Grid for Learning to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.


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