Technology companies offering Virtual Private Networks (VPN) connections over secure encrypted tunnels allow their users the freedom to browse the internet whilst protecting their identity and shielding their private data from third parties. While this is great for supporting user privacy, these same VPNs can be abused for malicious and illegal activities, particularly when it comes to viewing, uploading, sharing, and distributing child sexual abuse images and videos. VPN providers can stop this abuse by taking the simple action of implementing the IWF URL List of known webpages where child sexual abuse has been confirmed by our team of expert analysts.
By joining IWF as a Member, you can free victims of child sexual abuse from repeated trauma and anxiety caused by having images of their exploitation shared online, via a VPN connection, sometimes long after the physical abuse itself has stopped.
In 2020 we assessed a webpage every 2 minutes. Every three minutes, that webpage showed a child being abused. VPN providers can block access to these criminal sites without impacting user rights, protecting survivors from repeat victimisation and making the internet a safer place for everyone.
Interested in joining or want to hear more? Complete our membership enquiry form or get in touch with our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get in touch with you. If you’d prefer, you can call us on +44 (0)1223 20 30 30.
Want to hear more? Get in touch with our team by emailing email@example.com and we’ll get in touch with you. If you’d prefer, you can call us on +44 (0)1223 20 30 30.