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This week the Internet Watch Foundation’s CEO Susie Hargreaves OBE has been talking on Women’s Hour on Radio 4. This short interview with Jane Garvey gives you a very clear picture of the important job they do.

Susie Hargreaves talking to Jane Garvey on Women’s Hour

The Internet Watch Foundation is one of the key players in reducing the harms of pornography. They are the people who minimise the availability of online sexual abuse content. Specifically they remove:

  • Child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world. IWF use the term child sexual abuse to reflect the gravity of the images and videos they deal with. Child pornography, child porn and kiddie porn are not acceptable descriptions. A child cannot consent to their own abuse.
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK. 

The majority of their work focuses on the removal of child sexual abuse images and videos. 

The Internet Watch Foundation works internationally to make the internet a safer place. They help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. IWF search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. They then have them removed. IWF are a not-for-profit organisation. They are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission. 

If you have concerns about any of images of children you see, please report them to IWF at https://report.iwf.org.uk/en. This can be done completely anonymously.

If you want to hear The Reward Foundation on Radio 4, Mary Sharpe appeared there in April 2019. Listen here.

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