What others say
We believe the only way to eliminate child sexual abuse material online is by working closely with different stakeholders. Here is what others say about us…
“The IWF is a world-leading organisation. Childnet International, SWGfL and IWF have developed a remarkable relationship in the UK Safer Internet Centre, which benefits internet users across the board and teaches children the importance of keeping safe online.”Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet International
“IWF is one of the most active and effective European hotlines fighting against child sexual exploitation. The work developed by IWF in the process of notice and takedown, in close cooperation with Law Enforcement, is an example to follow.
“IWF’s contribution to the Strategic Assessment on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Online, produced by Europol in the frame of the European Financial Coalition against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, has been outstanding. The analytical findings shared by IWF and the work developed through initiatives like the Website Brands Project have been an invaluable source of information for the Law Enforcement community.
“Europol will continue cooperating actively with IWF to achieve our common goals: eradicate the production and dissemination of child abuse material through the internet. The dedication and commitment from the IWF team is outstanding."Troels Oerting, Former Head of EC3, European Cybercrime Centre
“We work with the victims of child sexual abuse and regularly hear of the devastation that being subjected to abusive imagery has on their lives. All too often, young victims carry a heavy burden of shame and feel that others will judge them, rather than realise that the responsibility for the abuse and its recording lies solely with the perpetrator.
“If fewer abusive images are available online, fewer children will be traumatised. That’s why we believe the work the IWF is doing to eliminate images of child sexual abuse online is vital. Every time an abusive image is viewed it means that the victim in the image is re-abused. No victim should have to suffer in this way.”Tink Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Marie Collins Foundation
“The IWF has been leading the fight against online child sexual exploitation for nearly 20 years and is needed more than ever to combat the global nature of this crime. By partnering with companies around the world the IWF has vastly increased their ability to remove child sexual abuse material from the internet; its engagement with industry has ensured some of the largest technology companies’ support for removing this material from their platforms and services; and, as a vital partner in the WePROTECT initiative, the IWF is working to protect vulnerable children globally. These partnerships lie at the heart of the co-ordinated global approach needed to eradicate this crime.”Baroness Shields OBE, Minister for Internet Safety and Security
“The IWF is central to national and international efforts to eradicate child abuse images from the internet. In the last year IWF has made spectacular progress in increasing the number of websites analysed, so more vile images of child abuse can be blocked. The strength of the important partnership with the industry is also an outstanding example of what can be achieved when the private sector works with the third sector for the public good."The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary
“The IWF has helped the UK lead the world in tackling child sexual abuse content online and ISPA is proud to have supported the organisation since its inception nearly 20 years ago. The partnership approach has led to a huge reduction in the amount of child sexual abuse content hosted in the UK and fast and effective removal of webpages.”Nicholas Lansman, Secretary General, Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA)
“INTERPOL remains committed to a holistic approach in tackling online child exploitation. Industry, law enforcement, NGOs and of course the public all have a responsibility when it comes to dealing with this societal issue.
“We are delighted to partner with IWF, INHOPE and other hotlines, in what is proving to be a successful battle - keeping the web clear from those who would profit from the pain of abused children. It is important work, we all have our roles and we must play them together.”Mick Moran, Assistant Director, Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation, INTERPOL
“The work of the IWF is vital in creating an internet that is safe for both adults and children to use and enjoy.
“We are proud to support the IWF’s continued efforts in removing damaging criminal content and protecting children who are victims of sexual abuse."Deborah Marshall, Marketing Manager, Schools Broadband