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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
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
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
New online safety legislation needs to be made more robust MPs warn

New online safety legislation needs to be made more robust MPs warn

The IWF is calling for greater clarity on online harms as MPs warn new online safety legislation needs to be made more robust to help keep children safe online.

25 January 2022 News
Three-fold increase of abuse imagery of 7-10-year-olds as IWF detects more child sexual abuse material online than ever before

Three-fold increase of abuse imagery of 7-10-year-olds as IWF detects more child sexual abuse material online than ever before

The IWF is urging parents and carers to spot the dangers as a new Government-backed campaign aims to boost child safety.

13 January 2022 News
The IWF partners with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children to launch portal to report child sexual abuse material

The IWF partners with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children to launch portal to report child sexual abuse material

The IWF partners with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) to establish a joint Reporting Portal that allows anyone, anywhere to report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

16 December 2021 News
Abuse material still circulating in ‘dark corners’ of internet as sex predator jailed

Abuse material still circulating in ‘dark corners’ of internet as sex predator jailed

IWF analysts have removed at least 1,600 URLs featuring images or videos of Abdul Elahi’s victims.

10 December 2021 News
Boost for children’s online safety as Welsh Government becomes first Government to join IWF

Boost for children’s online safety as Welsh Government becomes first Government to join IWF

Welsh language resources will help children spot the signs of online grooming and abuse.

19 November 2021 News
New IWF Member aims to 'help find innovative solutions' to the spread of online child sexual abuse material

New IWF Member aims to 'help find innovative solutions' to the spread of online child sexual abuse material

'Many of the security challenges that concern us all are too big for any single organization to handle alone' say F-Secure.

12 November 2021 News
IWF analysts finding fifteen times more child sexual abuse content online than they were ten years ago

IWF analysts finding fifteen times more child sexual abuse content online than they were ten years ago

Expert analysts have taken action against 200,000 websites containing child sexual abuse material this year – a record amount for the charity.

12 November 2021 News
New IWF members aim to help fight to rid the internet of child sexual abuse images and videos

New IWF members aim to help fight to rid the internet of child sexual abuse images and videos

'Partnerships like this are absolutely key in bringing together the best expertise, best tools, and best people to prioritise the safety of children.'

3 November 2021 News