Online Challenges

17 December 2020 UK SIC

UK Safer Internet Centre Release Two Year Public Report

The UKSIC has compiled a report that outlines the highlights over the past two years including the impact of Safer Internet…

15 December 2020 Andy Robinson

The UK Safer Internet Centre has welcomed the Government’s commitment to tackling online harms and making the UK the safest place in the world to go online.

Today (December 15) the Government has published its full response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation.

3 December 2020 Andy Robinson

Government looks to tackle internet grooming amid fears of a ‘perfect storm’ for online abuse

Minister praises work to find and remove images and videos of child sexual abuse from the internet, and says new…

26 November 2020 Angela Munoz Aroca

IWF has record month as public reports of child sexual abuse surge

IWF analysts have seen accelerating numbers of public reports of child sexual abuse, with more people staying and working from…

23 November 2020 Andy Robinson

Government must invest in the UK Safer Internet Centre at this week’s spending review if it is to become a global leader in online safety

This week is a crucial week in the online safety of children up and down the country. The online safety…

9 November 2020 Andy Robinson

New national inquiry into ‘disturbing’ rise of ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse material

A National inquiry into “disturbing” increases in self-generated child sexual abuse images has been launched amid warnings of online communities…

2 November 2020 Andy Robinson

Millions of children will face worsening online abuse unless Government acts now to plug Brexit funding blackhole, experts warn

Industry leaders, police, and politicians have signed an open letter urging the Government to replace vital funding to keep children…

22 October 2020 Angela Munoz Aroca

Game-changing IWF chatbot to target people trying to access child sexual abuse online

The End Violence Fund has announced the funding grant for the new Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) reThink chatbot which the charity has…

9 October 2020 Andy Robinson

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

MPs have called for guarantees on funding to make the internet a safer place as the Government says new online…

30 September 2020 Andy Robinson

New data: thousands of schools need more help to tackle online safety effectively

Experts say new data indicates schools need more support to address online safety issues at a time where young people…

18 September 2020 Andy Robinson

Call for a New Taskforce at the IWF

The IWF is looking for six Image Classification Assessors and a Quality Assurance Officer to help them protect children in…