Self-generated sibling abuse

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has documented a significant rise in so called “self-generated” child sexual abuse imagery being created and shared online.

There has been a 77% increase from 2019 to 2020 in the proportion of actioned webpages displaying self-generated imagery. This increase has coincided with a time when much of the world has been subject to periods of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Self-generated child sexual abuse content is typically created using webcams or smartphones and then shared online on a variety of platforms which are increasing in number.

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