IWF recognised for making the internet a safer place

Published:  Wed 10 Jul 2013

The Internet Watch Foundation has been recognised for its work fighting online child sexual abuse content by receiving a Runner Up award at the Nominet Internet Awards 2013.

Celebrating the internet as a force for good, the Nominet Internet Awards recognise and raise awareness of UK businesses, charities, individuals and public and private sector organisations that are making a difference on, or through, the internet.

Susie Hargreaves, IWF Chief Executive, said: “It is an honour to be recognised by the Nominet Awards. This achievement is dedicated to our team of Analysts whose day job of assessing and tracing online child sexual abuse material isn’t easy but is incredibly important in creating a safer environment for all internet users.”


For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Emma Lowther, Director of Communications on +44 (0) 1223 20 30 30 or +44 (0) 7929 55 36 79 or media@iwf.org.uk

About the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way. The Hotline service can be used anonymously to report content within our remit:

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

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The IWF is a self-regulatory body with charitable status. It is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre.

UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre comprises Childnet International which works with others to “help make the internet a great and safe place for children”; South West Grid for Learning which provides safety advice for professionals working with young people in the UK and the IWF Hotline for reporting online criminal content. For more information visit www.saferinternet.org.uk

About Nominet

Domain names are one of the key building blocks of the internet – an essential component of every email address and website. Millions of businesses and consumers now depend on Nominet’s services, which underpin a critical part of the UK Internet economy.

Nominet is a private, not-for-profit business, responsible for the smooth and secure running of the .uk internet infrastructure.  We have over 2,800 members and are committed to acting in the public interest.

With the proceeds of our successful registry business, we set up and support the Nominet Trust, an independent charitable foundation focussed on increasing access, safety and education on internet issues.

As part of our commitment to making the internet a more trusted space, we have also developed an information and advice portal - www.knowthenet.org.uk - which helps internet users to get the most of being online by staying safe, legal, and informed.

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