UK children get tool to help stop nude images being shared online

Published:  Tue 22 Jun 2021

Written by:  The Guardian

Children in the UK who are worried that nude pictures and videos may end up online will be able to report the material to help prevent it from being uploaded in the future.

For the first time, young people will be able to flag the content with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) via a tool on Childline’s website before it has appeared online.

Under-18s will be able to flag the material via the “report remove” tool, described by the IWF as a “world first”. Analysts at the internet safety charity will then review the content and create a unique digital fingerprint known as a hash, which will be shared with tech companies to help to prevent it from being uploaded and shared.

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