Online child exploitation is a global problem. Stopping, removing and preventing imagery of children being sexually abused online, protecting them, demands a global solution.
We bring together people, companies and individuals, who share our passion for online child protection. We come together to talk and act with one voice, to fight for children online, to influence policy and to be part of the solution.
At the IWF, we work with the international tech community. Our Members include some of the giants of the industry through to start-ups. They’re very different, but they all share a desire to do the right thing. They share our goal to make the internet a safer place for all children, wherever they live in the world.
We do know that IWF Membership isn’t the right fit for every company that shares our vision. Some organisations want to support our work, but their business models aren’t in the position of using our services. That’s not a barrier. Our Corporate Partnerships programme has been specifically designed to enable these companies to fulfil their corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives. It allows them to show their commitment to protecting children. It allows them to show they care.
Our partners are doing the right thing, whether they take services or not. All children deserve to be protected from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Today, the companies who support us know we aim to create lasting change. Together we won’t rest until every record of a child being sexually abused, being tortured, being raped, has been removed from the internet. For the victims of this abuse, a record of their suffering can remain online, be shared or sold, long after the physical abuse has ended. It’s just one more form of torture, one more torment for the survivor to endure.
We fight to prevent these children, these brave survivors, being repeatedly abused in this cruel way.
Our Development Team work with every corporate partner to understand the individual needs of their company and employees. We develop a tailored programme of activities matched to a company’s particular needs. Making the IWF your Charity of the Year, making a Major Gift, or providing Gifts in Kind are just a few of the brilliant ways corporate partners can support IWF’s mission to stop child sexual abuse online.
1. Achieve your CSR objective and demonstrate corporate citizenship
Sponsoring IWF can help your company achieve its corporate social responsibility objective while showing that you care about important social issues that may affect your staff, their families and your customers.
We believe anyone with an internet presence shares a responsibility to make the internet a safer place. Sponsorship of the IWF could give you the reassurance that your company is playing its part, that you are doing the right thing.
Sponsorship and partnerships with companies who share our strong values and ethics, especially if linked to helping children and encouraging internet safety, is important to us.
2. Increase sales and business opportunities
Engaging with responsible businesses is becoming more important for customers and clients. People care and they support positive action. In our experience, customers are more likely to choose companies that act in compassionate and responsible ways. This is true of those that openly support charities.
Our team will help you promote your partnership with IWF through mutually beneficial public marketing and communications.
3. Increase employee engagement
Involve your employees in supporting us. Make them IWF Heroes. Get your whole company involved in doing something good to help children online.
We can work with you to create a fun and engaging Charity of the Year programme.
Choosing IWF as your Charity of the Year will help boost employee morale and team building across your organisation, as well as creating positive PR opportunities.
If you’re interested in becoming a Corporate Partner, get in touch with our Development Team. They’ll be happy to answer any questions and chat with you: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on +44 (0)1223 20 30 30.
On May 11, the European Commission announced its new European strategy for laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.
The IWF was in Brussels to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the IWF and to discuss forthcoming EU legislation to tackle Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.
Despite efforts to curb the amount of child sexual abuse material hosted on the continent, Europe remains the ‘destination of choice’ for criminals and predators determined to host criminal content.
New data published by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) shows girls are at increasing risk online. The Online Safety Bill is a once in a generation chance to offer better protection for children.
Experts predict that without new legislation, the problem will only grow.