Child sexual abuse imagery up by a third

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has released new data that shows a 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. The number of confirmed child sexual abuse URLs rose from 57,335 in 2016 to 78,589 in 2017. There was also an unprecedented increase in disguised websites, indicating increased intelligence among offenders.

Europe is the worst offender for hosting these sites, with 65% of all confirmed child sexual abuse imagery. The IWF processed over 80,000 reports of confirmed sites, 35% more than the previous year. The IWF works internationally to remove child sexual abuse images.

FIND OUT MORE HERE


National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

On Monday 18 March 2019 we shall be supporting the ‘National Child Exploitation Awareness Day’ here at Phew. The ‘National Child …

Phew to showcase pioneering new Patient Discharge Management System at ‘Reducing Long Hospital Stays’ conference in London on 4 March, 2019

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Discharge Planning Team, working in close collaboration with Phew, successfully launched their new online …

Chief Medical Officer advises parents and carers on screen time

The Chief Medical Officer for the UK has published commentary an independent research on the connections between the number of …