IWF Releases 2011 Annual Report – Shocking Statistics

IWF 2011 Annual and Charity Report cover page

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), now in its 16th year of combatting some of the worst online criminal content, has released its 2011 Annual and Charity Report. In it, the IWF disclosed some alarming trends and statistics about the proliferation of child sexual abuse images online. The IWF also noted significant successes in combatting this inappropriate type of web content, as detailed in the following excerpts.

IWF Rewards zvelo for its Support

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has rewarded zvelo for its support in combatting online child sexual abuse content with this Digital Certificate. The certificate came following zvelo’s online efforts in promoting the IWF’s October 26th, 2011 Awareness Day, a global initiative that serves to raise awareness about the IWF’s internet Hotline. zvelo is deeply honored and looks forward to supporting the IWF in its ongoing fight against the online dissemination of criminal content, especially inappropriate content of children.


Reflections on the IWF 15-Year Fight Against Online Child Sexual Abuse Content

October 26, 2011, marked the Internet Watch Foundation’s annual Awareness Day, which served to raise awareness online and with the media about the IWF’s internet Hotline and its mission to minimize the availability of criminal online content, primarily child sexual abuse content, in partnership with various Internet industry organizations and law enforcement agencies. In its 15 years of existence, the IWF cites they have removed an overwhelming 87,000 web pages that have consisted of child sexual abuse content.