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Tackling online child sexual abuse

Combating child sexual abuse images and videos on the internet should be a major policy priority according to North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon, who has accepted a new role as a champion for the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

Mary Glindon said:"the internet is wonderful in many ways but the seamy downside is the availability of child sexual abuse and criminally obscene adult content. The IWF hotline allows members of the public to report these confidentially."

Susie Hargreaves, CEO of the Internet Watch Foundation, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the support we receive from our IWF Champions and it shows their commitment to our goal of eliminating child sexual abuse content on the internet."    

The IWF successfully works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content. Its work is globally considered as one of the best examples in its field.

Reports to the IWF can be made on www.iwf.org.uk.

For more information about the IWF contact:
Kristof Claesen, Press and Public Affairs Manager, IWF, on 01223 203030 or media@iwf.org.uk
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