21st October 2016

Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield comments on new figures from the Internet Watch Foundation

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, said:

“The Internet Watch Foundation has been enormously successful in removing these terrible images and videos, which are crime scenes and depict the horrendous abuse of children. It’s recognised that a significant percentage of online image offenders are also contact offenders. A tiny proportion of all child sexual abuse content is now hosted in the UK. There needs to be continued international efforts from law enforcement, governments and industry to target these offenders and stop the flow of this horrendous material.”