Our team, at the Internet Watch Foundation, do one of the hardest jobs in the world. Each and every working day, they assess images and videos showing the sexual abuse of children online and work to have this content removed. Not only does this stop the re-victimisation survivors of sexual abuse fear so much, but it also makes the internet a safer place for everyone.
We're enormously grateful every time our team's extraordinary work is recognised by leading, independent organisations, some of which, you can see below.
IWF Wins 'Tech for Good' at National Technology Awards 2023
IWF scooped the Tech for Good Award at this year's National Technology Awards. The award provides well-deserved recognition of the dedicated work of IWF's tech team and supporting colleagues.
The Awards took place at a glitzy gala dinner at the Marriott in London’s Grosvenor Square.
The event is the most comprehensive celebration of technology in the year, with a total of 31 trophies up for grabs, celebrating the best technologies and latest developments across a range of industries.
The annual awards help celebrate organisations that are deeply passionate about data and helps to uncover data success stories. IWF won the 'Not For Profit of the Year' Award for our ongoing and dedicated work to using data effectively to locate and seek the removal of millions of online images and videos showing the sexual abuse of children each year.
The IWF has taken the top prize in the DCA's Purpose Driven Communications (Covid 19) category for its work campaigning to raise awareness of the rise of “self-generated” child sexual abuse material.
The Gurls out Loud campaign, aimed at teenage girls, and the Home Truths campaign, aimed at parents, set out to address the startling increase in reports of self-generated sexual abuse imagery of children – predominantly 11 to 13-year-old girls – who have often been targeted by predators in their own bedrooms.
Chris Hughes leads a team of analysts whose job is to assess images and videos of suspected child sexual abuse to help get them removed from the internet. Read more.
A ground-breaking campaign that features one man and his, er, special sock scooped the Best ISPA PR Campaign award. Read more.
The Internet Watch Foundation honoured for its child protection in cyberspace. Read more.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has won the 20th Anniversary Award 2018 in the UK ISP Internet Industry Awards for its ground-breaking work removing child sexual abuse imagery from the internet. Read more.
The Internet Watch Foundation’s Hotline Analysts scooped the Hidden Heroes Award at the 2018 Comms Business Awards. Read more.
The IWF India Reporting Portal wins India’s National Award for Child Welfare 2017 as part of the Aarambh India Initiative. Read more.
The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) crowns the Internet Watch Foundation as its Public Sector Excellence Award winner. Read more.
We were awarded the Excellence in Internet Safety Award at the Corporate LiveWire's 2017 Innovation & Excellence Awards. Read more.
Our former Technical Projects Officer, Harriet Lester, was named Rising Star of the Year at the world’s largest technology diversity event – the Women in IT Awards. Read more.
IWF's Image Hash List was named Innovation of the Year 2016 at the CloudHosting Awards 2016. Read more.
We were awarded the prestigious 2016 European Citizens prize by the European Parliament. Read more.
Susie Hargreaves, IWF CEO was awarded an OBE for her work in the field of online child protection, in June 2016. Read more.
Our former Technical Researcher, Sarah Smith, was awarded the Churchill Medallion upon completion of her Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 2016. Read more.
We were shortlisted twice for the 2016 ISPA Safety Award. Once for our services to Members and our international reporting portal. We were also shortlisted as a partner of the UK Safer Internet Centre for the coordination of the 2016 UK Safer Internet Day campaign. Read more.
We received a special commendation at the 2013 ISPA Awards, after being shortlisted in the Internet Safety and Security category. Read more.
We were a finalist in the Nominet Internet Awards 2013 in the Making the internet a safer place category. Read more.