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Children must understand risk as UK schools say pupils abusing AI to make sexual imagery of other children
Initial reports show schoolchildren in the UK are now using AI to generate indecent images of other children, with experts…
Global collaboration needed as thousands of AI-generated child sexual abuse images emerge depicting the worst kinds of abuse
The IWF has published its latest report on the proliferation of AI-generated child sexual abuse imagery, following a month-long investigation.
IWF analysts report rise in sexual extortion cases of boys
IWF experts have reported a steep increase in reports of children being blackmailed to share sexual images of themselves by…
Tech breakthrough helps IWF analysts assess criminal imagery in seconds
A new clustering technology is helping IWF analysts to assess multiple child sexual abuse images in seconds.
New release! IWF launches podcast on the effects end-to-end encryption could have in the fight against child sexual abuse imagery
The introduction of end-to-end encryption to messaging apps could increase the amount of child sexual abuse images and videos circulating…
IWF Annual Report launch video
In 2022, the IWF took action to remove a record-breaking 255,588 websites containing child sexual abuse material.
The most severe Category A online child sexual abuse doubles in two years, new IWF data shows
In 2022, the IWF found 51,369 webpages containing the most severe kinds of abuse, up from 25,050 pages in 2020.
IWF works alongside Ukraine to help stop spread of child sexual abuse material
The IWF has relaunched a special Ukrainian language portal to help fight online child sexual abuse imagery.
1,000 per cent increase in sexual abuse imagery of 7-10s since lockdown
Primary school children aged 7-10 years old are increasingly being groomed to perform sexually online by predators warns the IWF.
UKSIC reaffirms importance of youth voice in online safety discussions as worrying data emerges
The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) believes worrying new data, provided by partner organisation the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), increases…
Over one in 10 young people in the UK exposed to criminal child sexual abuse content online
The IWF has commissioned research to help guide their messaging about the reporting function.
Minister pledges to put politics aside for Online Safety Bill as he calls on platforms to act now at UKSIC partner event
The Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy has dubbed the Online Safety Bill a “cross-party” issue at an event…