Help the IWF tackle child sexual abuse online at our second Online Child Safety Hackathon

Published:  Fri 21 Jun 2019

In 2018, the IWF took action to ensure the removal of over 100,000 webpages showing child sexual abuse images and videos. We also revealed how we are harnessing cutting edge technologies - like video hashing and AI - to enable our expert analysts to more effectively protect children from the torment of having the images and videos of their suffering being shared or sold online. As more and more offenders use technical methods to disguise or facilitate online child sexual abuse, we need to fight back ensuing technology is used for good. 

On Saturday 20 July 2019, the IWF and Banco Santander are coming together again to host the second IWF Online Child Safety Hackathon.

We are calling all engineers, developers, cyber security experts and individuals with awesome skills to come together and work on innovative projects to stop the distribution of child sexual abuse imagery online.

The Hackathon is a one-day event in central London, and you are invited to join us to help find “tech for good” solutions, that will make a real difference to the victims of online child sexual abuse worldwide.

Projects will include data harvesting, catalogue/hashing, NLP and AI, and OSINT/SOCMINT.

You can register for the Hackathon for free here, and be sure to follow @iwfhotline and @dcuthbert on Twitter, and @InternetWatchFoundation on Facebook, for further announcements. 

All IP developed will be donated to the IWF Hotline for the investigation and removal of child sexual abuse only. 

Spaces for the event are limited and RSVP does not guarantee participation, you will receive a confirmation email two weeks in advance. 

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