The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way.
We work in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content, specifically: child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK, non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.
We help internet service providers and hosting companies to combat the abuse of their networks through our ‘notice and takedown’ service which alerts them to content within our remit so they can remove it from their networks.
We also provide unique data to law enforcement partners in the UK and abroad to assist investigations into the distributors. As a result of this approach the content we deal with has been virtually eradicated from UK networks.
As sexually abusive images of children are primarily hosted abroad, we facilitate the industry-led initiative to protect users from inadvertent exposure to this content by blocking access to it through our provision of a dynamic list of child sexual abuse web pages.
The following are Geographic Alternative phone numbers available for Internet Watch Foundation:
OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER
Open: (Monday to Friday, 9am – 4:30pm UK time).
JOURNALIST WITH MEDIA ENQUIRIES
0792 9553 679 = Not found alternative number.
First Floor Building 7300
Cambridge Research Park
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