Further Protection for Internet Users in Channel Islands

Published:  Tue 17 Jun 2014

Sure, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) based in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, has re-joined Internet Watch Foundation Membership to increase their systems security.

With a strong emphasis on security, Sure has renewed its membership with the IWF to protect users from stumbling across child sexual abuse imagery on their networks.

Founded in 1896, as an established independent telephone system for the islands, Sure now provides telecommunications including mobile, internet, TV and home phone packages.

Eddie Saints, CEO of Sure, said: “Sure has been wholeheartedly committed to doing what it can to ensure island youngsters are safe online and not able to access to unsuitable images. We have been very involved in the e-safety strategy in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man and our experienced staff have given advice to hundreds of parents and guardians on the steps they can take to reduce the risk

“Joining the IWF is a natural step for Sure. Our membership of will ensure that we are at the forefront of advice and technology we give to customers but also adds our weight to the growing global voice against child abuse.”

Susie Hargreaves, IWF CEO, said: “We welcome Sure to Membership and their support for our work. Our partnership can only benefit the public by protecting them from stumbling across child sexual abuse imagery and funding vital research to further disrupt the distribution of this content.”

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Contact: IWF on 01223 203030 or media@iwf.org.uk.

About the Internet Watch Foundation

The IWF is the Hotline to report:

    child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world;
    criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK;
    non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.

For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk.

The IWF is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working with Childnet International and the South West Grid for Learning to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

About Internet Watch Foundation membership

IWF Members have access to a range of services designed to combat online child sexual abuse images and videos. These services help reduce the ability of criminals to exploit legitimate services and speed up the removal of child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world.

The IWF and its Member organisations are committed to the shared vision of an internet free of child sexual abuse content.

For information about becoming a Member of the IWF please visit www.iwf.org.uk/join-us or email: members@iwf.org.uk.

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