Renato Software joins IWF’s fight against child sexual abuse imagery online

Published:  Tue 27 Jun 2017

The latest Member to join IWF membership is developer Renato Software Ltd.

Founded in 2015 by the founder and former CEO of Impero, Renato Software offers a new Network and Classroom Management Software that provides a robust, safe and reliable cloud solution for schools and organisations. By implementing IWF’s Keywords and URL List, Renato will keep their users safe from stumbling across sexual images of children while helping the IWF reach their goal of eliminating child sexual abuse material on the web.

Being the first cloud-based solution of its type, will enable organisations with just a few, or millions of devices to effectively help keep students safe, in real-time, wherever they are.

Founder Jon Valentine has led the e-safety movement since 1999, beginning with the intervention of online bullying and the access of illicit material by students within the schools he worked at, by inventing a keyword detection system with screenshot or video evidence. This pioneering invention later included other child protection measures such as self-harm and anti-radicalisation detection. has been built upon this vast, leading experience and the addition of IWF’s Keywords will be an integral part of the safeguarding system within

Jon Valentine, Founder of Renato Software Ltd., said: “Having worked with children from ages 3 to 16 within schools, I have seen first-hand how the internet can affect them, both in a positive and a negative way.  It is therefore my pleasure to be working with the IWF for my second time, which is sure to be a great partnership.  I look forward to working with them to utilise other tools they have or may introduce so we can ensure the internet is a resource that children can learn from, rather than a destructive mine field.” 

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “A very warm welcome to our newest Member Renato Software. It’s great to have them on board. Partnering up with them means we’re getting closer to stopping online child sexual abuse imagery for good. I want to thank them for their commitment to making the internet a safer place for all and I’m looking forward to working with them.”



Notes to editors:

Contact: Emma Hardy, IWF Director of External Relations +44 (0) 1223 203030 or +44 (0) 7929 553679.

What we do:

We make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not for profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.

For more information please visit

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.

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