To support young people to remove sexual images of themselves online, the IWF and NSPCC have developed the Report Remove tool, in partnership with age verification app, Yoti. Report Remove can support a young person in reporting sexual images or videos shared online and enables them to get the image removed if it is illegal.
The NSPCC’s Childline service ensures that the young person is safeguarded throughout the process and the IWF assesses the images:
This solution provides a child-centered approach to image removal which can be done entirely online. The young person does not need to tell anyone who they are (their ID is not linked to their report), they can make the report at any time, and further information and support is always available from the Childline website.
Each hash is tagged as originating from ‘Report Remove’. This ensures that law enforcement bodies are aware that this is a self-referred image, plus the NCA can assess whether any further action is needed.
As the Report Remove tool develops, we hope it may be possible to gain further information on those images that are at the lower end of the severity grading to see how this process and the laws surrounding it could be improved to better protect children.
Visit Report Remove on the Childline website here.
See the legal basis for how IWF assess content here.
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