Uganda and Zambia campaign
We launched a new project to help boost internet safety in Uganda and Zambia. Read our press release.
Safer Internet Day
We celebrated and promoted Safer Internet Day with our colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre. The theme was “An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”.
Morocco reporting portal
We launched a reporting portal in Morocco. Read our press release.
Self-generated campaign launch: Gurls Out Loud
We want to prevent the creation of sexual imagery of children which has been captured via webcam/device camera after they’ve been groomed and coerced online. We launched a campaign to help teenage girls and their parents understand more about this crime, and how to better protect themselves. Read our press release.
A new IWF taskforce was recruited to grade and ‘hash’ two million child sexual abuse images from the UK Government’s Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) thanks to a grant from international child protection organisation Thorn. Read our press release.
Tunisia reporting portal
We launched a reporting portal in Tunisia. Pictured is Imen Zahouani Houimel, the Minister of Women, Family and Seniors of the Republic of Tunisia. Read our press release.
Report Remove tool
Childline and the IWF launched a new tool to help young people remove nude images that have been shared online. Read our press release.
Argentina reporting portal
Argentina launched its first reporting portal to report images and videos of child sexual abuse. Read our press release.
APPG on social media
This All Party Parliamentary Group launched its report, “Selfie Generation: What’s behind the rise of self-generated indecent images of children online?” The APPG secretariat is run by IWF on behalf of the UK Safer Internet Centre. Read our press release.
Digital Communications Awards 2021
We took the top prize in the DCA's Purpose Driven Communications category for our work campaigning to raise awareness of the rise of “self-generated” online child sexual abuse material. Read our press release.
The UK Safer Internet Centre received £5.1 million of funding from Nominet in order to continue its vital work helping children and young people stay safe online. Read our press release.
Welsh Government became the first government to join IWF. They also joined our award-winning campaign to help educate and protect parents, carers, and teenage girls regarding online grooming and coercion. Read our press release.
Our IntelliGrade tool was named one of the “21 Things That Made the World a Better Place in 2021” in Wired. Read the press release.
ICMEC + IWF reporting portal
We have partnered with ICMEC to launch a portal to report child sexual abuse material for people who don’t have access to a national reporting mechanism. Read our press release.