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Tunisia takes ‘major step’ in global fight against online child sexual abuse material

Tunisia takes ‘major step’ in global fight against online child sexual abuse material

A new IWF portal will, for the first time, give people in Tunisia a safe and anonymous place to report illegal videos and images.

10 June 2021 News
Portal to call out child sexual abuse material in Kenya ‘could lead to the rescue of a young victim’

Portal to call out child sexual abuse material in Kenya ‘could lead to the rescue of a young victim’

The Kenyan public will now have a safe and anonymous place to report suspected images and videos of children suffering sexual abuse.

9 June 2021 News
Taskforce will stop millions of the most severe child sexual abuse images and videos being shared online

Taskforce will stop millions of the most severe child sexual abuse images and videos being shared online

A specialised new team will take ‘digital fingerprints’ of millions of images so companies and organisations around the world can spot them and have them removed.

2 June 2021 News
‘Appalling’ rise of ‘devious’ criminals tricking children into sexually abusing themselves on camera

‘Appalling’ rise of ‘devious’ criminals tricking children into sexually abusing themselves on camera

New IWF data reveals a startling increase in ‘self-generated’ material where children have been tricked or groomed by predators.

31 May 2021 News
'Staggering' scale of online threat to children revealed as report says 850,000 people in UK could pose sexual risk to children

'Staggering' scale of online threat to children revealed as report says 850,000 people in UK could pose sexual risk to children

The National Crime Agency estimates there to be between 550,000 and 850,000 people in the UK who pose varying forms of sexual risk to children.

25 May 2021 News
Call for renewed funding for UK Safer Internet Centre as new online safety legislation published

Call for renewed funding for UK Safer Internet Centre as new online safety legislation published

“It’s a heart-breaking milestone and a reminder, if it was ever needed, that the need for a safer internet has never been more urgent."

13 May 2021 News
'Government must honour online safety promises' says IWF as Queen makes improving internet safety a national priority

'Government must honour online safety promises' says IWF as Queen makes improving internet safety a national priority

Speaking at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen said the UK will lead the way in making sure the internet is safe for all.

11 May 2021 News
IWF to work alongside Philippine telecom giant to fight child sexual abuse on the internet

IWF to work alongside Philippine telecom giant to fight child sexual abuse on the internet

‘We should also protect our children because they are our future’.

4 May 2021 News
New EU agreement on voluntary measures to detect and report child sexual abuse online welcomed

New EU agreement on voluntary measures to detect and report child sexual abuse online welcomed

The Internet Watch Foundation has welcomed the agreement of a new interim regulation which aims to enable the identification and rescue of victims and reduce the “further dissemination of child sexual abuse”.

30 April 2021 News
Campaign launches as new report finds girls at worsening risk of grooming from sexual predators online

Campaign launches as new report finds girls at worsening risk of grooming from sexual predators online

New analysis in the IWF’s annual report shows 11-13 year old girls are increasingly at risk of grooming and coercion at the hands of online predators

21 April 2021 News
Call for experts to help tackle growing threat of ‘self-generated’ online child sexual abuse material

Call for experts to help tackle growing threat of ‘self-generated’ online child sexual abuse material

A new research programme at Anglia Ruskin University aims to find new ways to keep children safe from predators on the internet.

8 April 2021 News
Call for Guatemalan people to 'denounce' online child sexual abuse as new portal launches

Call for Guatemalan people to 'denounce' online child sexual abuse as new portal launches

The IWF worked alongside the Ministerio Público o Fiscalía General, (Public Prosecutor’s Office), to set up the portal, with extra support from the Office Against Child trafficking of Guatemala and crucial help from UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs a

30 March 2021 News