How your support makes a difference

Together, we really can make a difference.

Without you, there would be no IWF. Your donations and fundraising activities are vital in allowing us to achieve our mission of an internet free from criminal child sexual abuse imagery and offering critical reassurance to survivors of child sexual abuse. By supporting the IWF, donors contribute to the removal of online child sexual abuse imagery, directly reducing the ongoing victimisation survivors experience when images and videos of their sexual abuse are shared, traded or sold online. 

Your support helps us fund:

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Innovative Tech

Cutting-edge technology, developing tools and services designed to stop images of abuse being shared online. 

By providing our team with cutting-edge technical tools, we empower them to fight for justice and stay one step ahead of those who exploit children and misuse online platforms.

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Welfare & Training for our Analysts

Our analysts encounter more distressing, explicit child sexual abuse images in a single day than most witness in a lifetime. We prioritise providing comprehensive support, flexibility and reassurance to all our staff, ensuring a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives.

Recognising the ever-evolving nature of online threats, we emphasise the importance of constant training to keep our team at the forefront of addressing new challenges and maintaining their exceptional skills.

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Child Abuse Prevention Campaigns

Through collaborative efforts with national and international partners in both the private and public sectors, we consistently launch campaigns to raise awareness about child sexual abuse online. These initiatives highlight the importance of reporting online abuse and offer practical advice to prevent abuse from happening in the first place.

The invaluable support from our donors plays a pivotal role in enabling us to conduct these impactful campaigns, amplifying our reach and effectiveness in combating online child exploitation.

Your support makes a difference

In 2023, the IWF investigated a total of 392,665 reports suspected to contain child sexual abuse imagery - an increase of 5% on 2022. 

392,665 Reports assessed by our team in 2023
2,255,390 Total hashes of criminal images & videos by the end of 2023
275652 Reports confirmed to show child sexual abuse in 2023
of content removed contained "self-generated" child sexual abuse material in 2023

See more of the data and trends from 2023 in our Annual Report