October 24th is the annual Internet Watch Foundation awareness day. Discussion of the IWF often highlights, and rightly so, its success in reducing the availability of indecent images of children on the internet. But the most important result of reporting images to the IWF is when the police, notified by the IWF and its peer hotlines in other countries, are able to rescue real children from real abuse. As Suzie Hargreaves, IWF CEO, wrote last year, that’s what truly motivates the IWF’s analysts to do their unpleasant jobs.
As a member of the IWF, Janet is proud to support that work financially and with our staff time and, most importantly, by encouraging our customers, should they encounter illegal images on the Internet, to report them to the IWF hotline. Thanks.