The protection of children online is a global problem. To stop images and videos of children being sexually abused online, to defend them, demands a global solution.

We bring together people who care about child protection online. We work with the tech community, governments and law enforcement agencies internationally. We come together to talk and act with one voice, to fight child sexual abuse imagery online, to influence policy and to be part of the solution.

Our Members are doing the right thing. All children deserve to be protected from sexual abuse and exploitation.

5 reasons to sign up:

  1. Do the right thing by joining the fight to stop online child sexual abuse;
  2. Make your services safer by accessing our tech-for-good tools and services, designed specifically to protect children and available only to IWF Members;
  3. Protect your reputation and show your commitment to defending children online, by promoting your membership of the IWF;
  4. Work hand-in-hand with the world’s tech titans, by joining our Members tech community, dedicated to making a real difference for young people on the internet;
  5. Fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments by supporting our charitable mission to stop child sexual abuse online.

IWF Members from the global tech community share our vision of making the internet a safer place for all children. It’s at the heart of everything we do. Our unique research into patterns of behaviour by online perpetrators gives partners valuable insights.

We’re also at the cutting-edge of new technology, developing tools and services designed to stop images of abuse being shared online. Our Tech-for-Good provides a combination of new technical tools, services and expertise. Members can use these game-changing services to help protect children online and make the internet a safer place for all users.

IWF Members are given licenced access to our dynamic blocking lists. These are lists of known child sexual abuse imagery. Each image or video has been identified and assessed as illegal, by our analysts. The lists help tech companies protect children, staff, customers and trust in their reputation.

People understand that companies working with us care about child protection.

Sometimes, long after the physical abuse itself has stopped, children and adults are still suffering the anxiety of knowing their abuse remains online. This must stop. Working together we can free victims of child sexual abuse from the repeated trauma of having a record of their abuse shared, again and again.

IWF in numbers

299,619 Number of reports assessed by the IWF in 2020
153383 Number of reports confirmed to be child sexual abuse
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Why join us?

  • We help make your services safe for your users, employees and children worldwide. We do this by reducing the risk of users finding criminal images of children online and giving you tech-for-good tools to fight online abuse. Our assessments are accurate, trusted and respected by the police and internet community globally.
  • We promote you as a responsible company committed to combatting criminal imagery of children online. We’re proud of our Members, they’re doing the right thing. Take a look at our global membership community. Join us and be proud to use the IWF logo, it shows you care.
  • We connect you to a global network of industry, governments and law enforcement, all working together to protect children. You can help develop Tech for Good, suggest protective policy ideas and apply to join our Funding Council.
  • We help you stay ahead of the criminals who target legitimate online services, by sharing the latest trends and data. Our unique research into patterns of online perpetrator behaviour will help you understand possible abuse on your platforms and put an end to it.

It’s simple to join. Complete a membership enquiry form or email members@iwf.org.uk and we’ll get in touch with you. If you’d prefer, you can call us on +44 (0)1223 20 30 30.

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