10 March 2015
This Paper introduces the key findings of a quantitative study of youth-produced sexual content online (“the Study”).
The Study took place over a three month period between September and November 2014 and used a combination of proactively sourced content from search engines, historic IWF data and leads from public reports to locate “youth-produced sexual content” depicting “young people”.
The Study was carried out by Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in partnership with Microsoft and was initially designed to expand upon an earlier study carried out by IWF in 2012 which provided a snapshot of the availability of self-generated sexual content featuring young people online and the extent to which control over that content is lost once it has appeared online.
Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1 - Online Produced Sexual Content - 10 March 2015 (PDF, 750KB)