Schools Broadband supporting the fight against online child sexual abuse material

Published:  Wed 21 Aug 2013

Schools Broadband Opens in New Window is the latest Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) Member, becoming the 109th organisation to join the IWF’s vision of an internet free of child sexual abuse images.

Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, Schools Broadband is an education specific ISP that serves hundreds of schools across the UK. Their partnerships with Fortinet and Lightspeed Systems means that they can offer a unique combination of security and content filtering that is designed exclusively for use in education.

“Although our supplier-partners are already members of the IWF, we felt it vital that as a leading broadband provider to education, we also become members of the IWF in our own right” said Tim Sedgwick, Schools Broadband’s company director.  “The IWF are doing an exceptional job in removing child sexual abuse images from the internet and we wanted to support them actively in doing that”

Susie Hargreaves, IWF Chief Executive, said: “I welcome Schools Broadband’s decision to join a significant section of the global internet industry unified by their desire to combat online child sexual abuse images and videos. It is more important than ever that industry and the IWF present a united front and continually explore ways in which to prevent criminals exploiting online services.”

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Contact: IWF Membership team on 01223 203030 or [email protected].

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: [email protected].  

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.

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About Schools Broadband

Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, Schools Broadband is an education specific ISP that serves hundreds of schools across the UK. Their partnerships with Fortinet and Lightspeed Systems means that they can offer a unique combination of security and content filtering that is designed exclusively for use in education.

For more details please visit http://www.schoolsbroadband.co.uk/

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