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IWF Marks National Awareness Day With Launch of New Website
« on: October 07, 2010, 05:53:34 AM »
From the UK:

UK united in battle against child sexual abuse images on internet

Today (7th October 2010) is the fourth national Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) awareness day. This year major UK internet companies are joining together with government departments, charities and police bodies to promote the IWF and its confidential online reporting service.

IWF is marking the day by launching its new website designed to make it even easier for the public to report suspicious content on the web and providing up-to-date information about their work and how they operate: The website receives around 400,000 visits a year and has dealt with over 35,000 reports so far this year.

The Internet Watch Foundation is an independent industry body and since 1996 has operated the UK Hotline for the public to report criminal online content. Reports can be submitted anonymously and each one is assessed and tracked by a specialist team of analysts. Action is taken to remove and disrupt criminal web content, particularly images of child sexual abuse. IWF provides details of websites depicting child sexual abuse to police forces and Hotlines around the world for investigation leading to the removal thousands of images from the internet.

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