What our Members say
“BT has a long and strong relationship with the IWF and is committed to working with them to reduce online access to child sexual abuse materials in order to make the internet a safer place for all.”Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive, BT
“The Internet Watch Foundation’s support and expertise has been invaluable to our efforts to keep Facebook free of illegal content.”Facebook
"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."Google
"At Google we know we can only truly fight sexual exploitation of children online if we work in collaboration with others, that’s why working with the IWF is so important to us. We’re proud to be seconding our first computer engineer to support the vital work of the IWF.
"In 2014 Google worked to develop new fingerprinting and matching technology to scan, identify and block uploaded videos that contain child sexual abuse imagery. We are committed to sharing the technology with the industry and Yahoo will be the first partner to pilot it.
"We made changes to Google Search to further prevent links to child sexual abuse material appearing in our results and we now show warnings from Google and charities at the top of search results for more than 13,000 queries."Google
“Online safety is integral to our business and the team at Microsoft, including MSN.co.uk and Bing.com, strive to make the internet a safer place for all. We are extremely proud of our continued partnership with the IWF whose dedicated team tackle the most abhorrent of internet content to ensure it never reaches us.”Ashley Highfield, Managing Director and Vice President, Consumer & Online Microsoft UK
“Ensuring that the internet offers a safe environment for customers remains of paramount importance to responsible ISPs like Sky. That’s why we are fully committed to working in partnership with the IWF, an organisation which continues to demonstrate the benefits of effective cross-industry co-operation.”Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, Sky
"2014 was a huge year for online child safety at TalkTalk. We want the UK to remain the global leader in tackling child abuse online and were proud to significantly increase our financial contribution to that effort. We supported the IWF's growth by increasing our financial contribution by over 85%, ensuring the IWF has the resources to proactively search, block and remove child abuse imagery. Proactive searching is a major step forward for the IWF and we're delighted to help make it possible. We also agreed new funding commitments with three additional charities as part of a £250,000 package to help tackle child abuse online. 2014 was also the year we helped to launch Internet Matters, the innovative child safety organisation that gives parents the expert advice they need to make informed decisions about their child's online behaviour. The UK is one of the only countries in the world where the leading ISPs have united to create such an organisation, and we are excited about helping it to grow in 2015."Talk Talk
“In 2014, Twitter has continued to invest in our safety capability with a range of product, policy and operational changes. We rolled out a simplified process for users to report issues to us, increased the number of staff working on safety, updated a range of policies and made new tools available to users to control their Twitter experience. In the coming year we will continue to support Safer Internet Day and a wide range of safety NGOs around the world, as well as making further improvements to our product.”
Our work on child sexual exploitation also continues develop. In 2014 we included a new process for child sexual exploitation material, putting users just two clicks away from a dedicated form to report this content. As part of the #WeProtect initiative we will begin using the IWF hash database in 2015, as well as supporting the IWF’s campaign to encourage young men to report child sexual abuse material. Twitter continues to engage with groups around the world, including the IWF and Thorn, to tackle this important issue and the world of NGOs is key in making the internet safer."Twitter
“Zscaler protects more than 12 million users at more than 5,000 of the world’s leading enterprises and government organizations worldwide against cyberattacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Global 1000 brands, plus government and military organisations rely on Zscaler to provide a safe and productive Internet experience for all of their users, from any device and from any location around the world.”Zscaler
“Schools Broadband is immensely proud to provide hundreds of schools across the UK with innovative, world-leading technologies that help safeguard children from inappropriate online content, as well as help to prevent their involvement in innocent but unacceptable behaviours.
Proactive reporting on suspicious internet searches, means every day teachers can keep a watchful eye on vulnerable students. Searches for “use of drugs in pregnancy” depression, bullying, suicide, sex related searches and even searches connected to terrorism can be flagged, allowing teachers to give the students appropriate support.
In 2014 Schools Broadband were awarded Best Business Use of Cloud by the ISPA for our unique education specific hosted system.”Schools Broadband
“In its 10 year history G2 Web Services has built a strong reputation supporting the major payment brands and financial institutions around the world in their efforts to protect the payment systems from illegal and brand damaging goods and services. In support of those efforts, we continually strive to find key partners that we can collaborate with to better protect the payment systems and those that are being victimized. In 2014 we partnered with the IWF which has enabled us to provide stronger, more focused underwriting and monitoring services globally to our clients, locating illegal digital content faster and more efficiently. As we move into 2015, we aim to continue and cement our partnership with the IWF in support of their efforts to minimize the availability of child sexual abuse content online, ultimately making the internet a safer place.”G2 Web Services
“Zvelo takes pride in its ability to accurately identify online child sexual abuse and support the IWF and its affiliates in the battle against such crimes.”Zvelo
“We are proud to support over 2,500 schools with their e-safety and child protection through our core product Education Pro. Our main highlight this year was hearing from one of our school customers that we had helped them to save a child’s life. Within a few weeks of rolling out our new e-safety keyword detection policies across their network, the school identified that a pupil was intending to commit suicide. The school had no idea that the pupil in question was at risk and if it wasn’t for Impero alerting the school, then the outcome for this child may well have been very different.”Impero
“Iomart is proud to have been a member and supporter of the IWF for more than a decade. As a hosting company we have continued to enhance the methods we use to detect sites which facilitate contact between adults and minors on the web and we use the IWF’s daily lists in our filtering software to help schools and education organisations protect their young people from unsuitable online content both in the classroom and at home.”Iomart
“Ask.fm has undergone and change of leadership in the last year, and combating the misuse of the site and improving the safety of our users is our single most important priority. This includes preventing the sharing and distribution of online child abuse images, by deploying the most up to date tools and measures available to do this”.Ask.fm
“At Netopian we believe that everybody should have the right to have safe and secure internet access that doesn’t restrict their social interaction or limit their growth potential.”
In 2006 we began by helping children in care to access the net safely. We’re the experts at protecting the UK’s most vulnerable children from inappropriate material and abusive situations online. Due to the ever changing face of technology and social media today, at Netopian our Esafety software, guidance and support are key for corporate parents in keeping their young people in care safe online.”Netopian
“The Social Element has worked continually throughout 2014 towards the goal of online child safety. Working with parents, educators, non-profits and some of the biggest brands around the world – we help ensure they provide a safe, positive experience for younger users. While we help different organisations provide a safe space for young people to interact online, we also make sure serious issues such as bullying, grooming and threats of self-harm are quickly identified and handled safely and efficiently. With an expanded digital safety team and a commitment to staying up to date on child safety issues, The Social Element looks forward to continuing our work to support the IWF in 2015.”The Social Element