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20 years ago, at 11.21am on 21 October 1996, the very first report was made to the newly-formed IWF. Watch and share our testimonial film to mark our 20th anniversary with us.
Our Image Hash List is up for Product of the Year. Last chance to vote for us is today! Click here to vote.
Our Tech Event has been a full success. A big thank you to everyone who participated.
Opendium Ltd has joined IWF Membership. Read the full story here:

The London Grid for Learning Trust have joined IWF membership! Full story here.
NEW BLOG: Global response to child sexual exploitation and the Internet Watch Foundation ‪#‎WePROTECT‬
IWF Member Yahoo congratulates us on #20YearsOfIWF

By Kathleen Lefstad, Policy Manager, Trust and Safety A longtime partner of Yahoo in combating child sexual abuse imagery, we’re proud to congratulate the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) on 20 years of making the Internet a safer place for all users. Yahoo is part of the IWF’s hash sharing pilot, which expands the volume of hashes we use and is a valuable tool to assist in protecting our network and our users from child abuse material. Over th...
Tomorrow, the IWF will mark 20 years of eliminating child sexual abuse imagery from internet. #20YearsOfIWF
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Together with Aarambh - An Initiative Against Child Sexual Abuse we have launched an online portal for reporting child sexual abuse images and videos in India today.

Read the full story here.
Report child sexual abuse content to the Internet Watch Foundation at

We take reports of:

  • child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world;
  • criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK;
  • non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.

You can report any of these on our website at

Reports can be made anonymously and may help to trace and rescue a victim of sexual abuse.      

We are an independent self-regulatory body, funded by the online industry and the EU. We work with the industry, law enforcement bodies and governments to tackle the global problem of child sexual abuse images online.

Our mission is the elimination of child sexual abuse content online.

Your reports enable us to provide unique data to law enforcement partners to:

  • Disrupt the availability of child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world
  • Protect children who are victims of sexual abuse from repeat victimisation and public identification
  • Prevent internet users from accidentally stumbling across child sexual abuse content

You can find about what we do and why we do it at

To minimise the availability of child sexual abuse content:

  • We have a reporting mechanism on our website,, for anyone to report their inadvertent exposure to potentially criminal child sexual abuse content.
  • We issue ‘Notice and takedown’ notices to swiftly remove child sexual abuse content at source.
  • We provide a URL list of child sexual abuse material to member companies to help disrupt access to child sexual abuse content.

You can read more about how we combat child sexual abuse images online at

This page cannot take reports. Postings on this page that are inflammatory, racist, homophobic or which cause distress in any other way will be deleted and reported.

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