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New European proposals show 'welcome determination to front up to criminals' abusing and exploiting children online

New European proposals show 'welcome determination to front up to criminals' abusing and exploiting children online

On May 11, the European Commission announced its new European strategy for laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.

12 May 2022 News
Calls for focus on prevention as Europe still hosting 'horrible numbers' of child sexual abuse sites

Calls for focus on prevention as Europe still hosting 'horrible numbers' of child sexual abuse sites

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.

5 May 2022 News
Europe remains ‘global hub’ for hosting of online child sexual abuse material

Europe remains ‘global hub’ for hosting of online child sexual abuse material

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.

26 April 2022 News
Sexual abuse imagery of girls online at record high following pandemic lockdowns

Sexual abuse imagery of girls online at record high following pandemic lockdowns

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.

26 April 2022 News
The US now hosts more child sexual abuse material online than any other country

The US now hosts more child sexual abuse material online than any other country

Experts predict that without new legislation, the problem will only grow.

26 April 2022 IWF In The News
The US Saw a Spike in Child Sexual Abuse URLs in 2021

The US Saw a Spike in Child Sexual Abuse URLs in 2021

CSAM hosting around the world rose 64 percent last year, and a surge in the United States put it second behind the Netherlands, a new report found.

25 April 2022 IWF In The News
IWF partners with MTN, Meta, ICMEC and Child Helpline International on a vital child sexual abuse awareness campaign and launches Africa portal to help prevent the spread of child sexual abuse material online

IWF partners with MTN, Meta, ICMEC and Child Helpline International on a vital child sexual abuse awareness campaign and launches Africa portal to help prevent the spread of child sexual abuse material online

7 April 2022 News
Calls for greater clarity as new Online Safety Bill is introduced in the Commons

Calls for greater clarity as new Online Safety Bill is introduced in the Commons

The IWF welcomed the new Bill, but said there needs to be greater clarity in how the Bill will be implemented

17 March 2022 News
Not all Encryption is the same: social media is not ready for End-to-End Encryption

Not all Encryption is the same: social media is not ready for End-to-End Encryption

IWF CTO Dan Sexton explains the differences in the technology behind the debate.

14 March 2022 Blog
Child abuse: Could tech devices be exposing children to grooming?

Child abuse: Could tech devices be exposing children to grooming?

Internet Watch Foundation in BBC News | IWF in the News

20 February 2022 IWF In The News
A day in the life of the IWF’s child abuse image taskforce

A day in the life of the IWF’s child abuse image taskforce

They know they are about to witness some of the most upsetting things ever uploaded onto the internet.

16 February 2022 Blog
Call for lawmakers to act quickly as new data shows child sexual abuse reports are soaring in wake of pandemic

Call for lawmakers to act quickly as new data shows child sexual abuse reports are soaring in wake of pandemic

Internet Watch Foundation using this year’s Safer Internet Day to urge the European Commission to bring forward long awaited legislation to address the growing threat to children online.

8 February 2022 News