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  1. Policy work

    We work independently of government but we have close working relationships with various departments including the Home Office and DCMS.

  2. 'Government must honour online safety promises' says IWF as Queen makes improving internet safety a national priority

    Speaking at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen said the UK will lead the way in making sure the internet is safe for all.

  3. New EU agreement on voluntary measures to detect and report child sexual abuse online welcomed

    In December, the IWF raised concerns that new rules under the e-Privacy Directive, which came into force on December 21, could make it illegal for tech companies to scan online messages for suspected child sexual abuse material.

  4. The IWF welcomes new Government strategy to tackle child sexual abuse

    “It is important that we not only look at the online element of these crimes but the impact that it also has on communities"

  5. ‘Grave threat’ to children from predatory internet groomers as online child sexual abuse material soars to record levels

    A record number of reports of online child sexual abuse have been processed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

  6. New Online Harms measures welcomed as IWF insists children's welfare must always come first

    “Firms must do all they can to keep users, particularly children, safe and to stop any illegal content from spreading on their platforms but the legislation must support them in doing that"

  7. 'Eyes of the world very much on Europe' as IWF welcomes progress on child safety measures in Brussels

    “We can not allow Europe to be a safe haven for these criminals who would exploit the worst abuse of vulnerable, innocent children. We are pleased to see some action is being taken"

  8. Government says new online harms legislation is expected to be ready next year

    Digital Minister Caroline Dinenage said the welfare of children is central to the Government’s approach on tackling online harms.

  9. Delays to Online Harms legislation ‘regrettable’ says Government

    Baroness Floella Benjamin raised fears 18 to 25 year-olds may be becoming child sex predators online.

  10. IWF 'leading the fight' as study finds UK is world leader in online safety innovation

    An independent study, Safer technology, safer users: The UK as a world leader in Safety Tech, has found there has been “significant growth” within the UK’s safety tech sector

  11. IWF works with international partners as Government says there can be ‘no safe space’ for online child sexual abuse

  12. “Zero tolerance” is needed across Europe as figures show it’s a world hub for hosting child sexual abuse material

    There are calls to make Europe a no-go zone for online sexual predators as new figures reveal that 9 in 10 webpages identified by the IWF showing videos and images of children suffering sexual abuse, rape, and torture are hosted on servers in Europe.