For understandable reasons focus will often be on events close to home and the consideration of sexual abuse of children is no exception in that regard. Sadly however the abuse of children, whether many years ago or current, and the challenges in responding to the same are worldwide concerns.. Some recent instances of events in Europe are evidence of that.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) works to identify and remove online images and videos of child sexual abuse. Their aim is to make the internet a safer place by removing the availability of online sexual abuse content.
On 18 April 2018 they published their 2017 Annual Report, here we look at some of the trends that they have identified and their valuable work in tackling online images of child sexual abuse. Continue reading