New Member pledges support to IWF in fight to rid internet of child sexual abuse imagery

Published:  Mon 6 Mar 2023

StrawberrySocial has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as a new Member, helping to keep the internet free from child sexual abuse content.

The social media moderation specialist has expertise in community management, customer support, content moderation, and customer and crisis support and has worked with some of the UK’s leading charities and non-profit organisations for many years.

As a corporate social responsibility Member with the IWF, StrawberrySocial will support the IWF’s work to find and remove images and videos of children suffering from sexual abuse.

StrawberrySocial CEO and Founder Rebecca Fitzgerald said: "The whole team at StrawberrySocial is incredibly proud to be working in partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation. We totally support the essential work it does to make the internet safer for all. As a moderation agency working in the charity and social media space, safeguarding online communities is at the very heart of what we do."

Internet Watch Foundation CEO Susie Hargreaves OBE said: "Victims of child sexual abuse continue to be violated when they know that videos and images of their abuse remain online. Our mission at the IWF is to rid the internet of child sexual abuse imagery and prevent survivors from being repeatedly abused in this cruel way.

"Partners like StrawberrySocial play an important role in this fight to protect children online as they help us to continue the vital work we do. Their support enables us to hunt down and remove child sexual abuse material from the internet and disrupt the criminal activities of offenders.

"StrawberrySocial shares our determination to make a difference and we welcome them on board as a new Member."

Find out more about becoming a Member and the services the IWF can provide here.

Images and videos of online child sexual abuse can be reported anonymously here.

The public is given this advice when making a report:

  • Do report images and videos of child sexual abuse to the IWF to be removed. Reports to the IWF are anonymous.
  • Do provide the exact URL where child sexual abuse images are located.
  • Don’t report other harmful content – you can find details of other agencies to report to on the IWF’s website.
  • Do report to the police if you are concerned about a child’s welfare.
  • Do report only once for each web address – or URL. Repeat reporting of the same URL isn’t needed and wastes analysts’ time.

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