The most extreme child sexual abuse imagery hosted in the EU is “spiralling out of control” as lawmakers are urged to clamp down on criminals using the continent as a toxic warehouse for dangerous material.
A Europe-wide coalition of survivors, young people and child protection organisations took to the streets in hazmat suits calling on EU leaders to ‘clean up the internet’
The Internet Watch Foundation is joining ECLAG coalition partners in a statement urging EU policymakers ‘to not fail children, victims and survivors and adopt ambitious measures to effectively protect children from sexual abuse and grooming.’
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The Internet Watch Foundation says criminal gangs are finding ‘safe havens’ to harbour abuse imagery in EU countries.
IWF is a steering group member of the European Child Sexual Abuse Legislation Advocacy Group (ECLAG) working to end child sexual abuse both on and offline.
On April 27, the IWF was in Brussels to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the IWF and to discuss forthcoming EU legislation to tackle Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.
On May 11, the European Commission announced its new European strategy for laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.
Germany is being urged to support tougher European proposals to target and eliminate child sexual abuse on the internet.
Internet Watch Foundation is proudly adds name to two new campaigns focusing on improving the response to child sexual abuse in the EU