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Our podcast: Pixels from a Crime Scene

The screen goes dark for a second. The room is in shadow. Somewhere, a child is crying.

From the glittering headquarters of global tech giants to the darkest corners of online chatrooms, the Internet Watch Foundation takes you down the rabbit hole, lifting the lid on the global scandal of countless child sexual abuse images and videos being shared on the open web every day. The investigation begins here.

The podcast tells, for the very first time, the story of online child sexual abuse through the words of victims, the people fighting to eradicate it, law enforcement, internet companies and even, perpetrators. Pixels from a Crime Scene delves into this clandestine world, shining a spotlight on what really goes on online and why images and videos showing the sexual abuse of children are still spreading across the open web.

Pixels from a Crime Scene starts a difficult and sometimes uncomfortable conversation. One that no one wants to have, but that empowers listener and protects children from abuse and exploitation.

     

 

If you've suffered sexual abuse, know someone who has or would like to find out more, the following organisations can provide help, advice and assistance:

  • If you're worried about a child who may be suffering abuse, you can contact the NSPCC who offer advice and support and a safe place to report child abuse.
  • The Marie Collins Foundation support children and families who have suffered sexual abuse via the internet.
  • If you're troubled by sexual thoughts about children and young people Stop It Now from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offer confidential support and advice.
  • The UK Safer Internet Centre provide online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
  • The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is a charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.
  • Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free or visit their website.
  • If you see images or videos online and suspect a child under the age of 18 is suffering sexual abuse, report it simply and anonymously to the IWF here.

If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.