The Internet Watch Foundation and Netsweeper

The primary goal of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is to control online sexual abuse content. The organization is deeply committed to removing all types of child sexual abuse videos and images, while striving hard to make the Internet a safer place. The IWF offers a place for people all around the world to report online child sexual abuse anonymously. A team of accomplished experts make 100% accurate assessments for the IWF and various police agencies. The IWF has become a trustworthy organization that eliminates online child abuse content with an optimal degree of social commitment.

Netsweeper’s partnership with the IWF

The IWF makes detailed assessments every week, removing more than 1000 child abuse pages hosted by different people all over the world. In order to make the assessments more accurate and result oriented, the organization has partnered with leading technology service providers. As a leading internet safety technology provider, Netsweeper has been closely associated with the IWF to make the online world a better and safer place for children and adults. Netsweeper is a privately owned corporation that offers a wide range of internet filtering and pornography blocking solutions to meet the varying requirements of people such as individuals, schools, other types of educational providers, internet service providers, mobile carriers, businesses, and much more.



Mutually beneficial and long lasting association with the IWF

Our association with the internet Watch Foundation spans over 15 years. We have been offering our technological expertise to help them identify and block criminal web pages, and it has been a highly satisfying journey for both parties. The IWF is deeply committed to creating an ethical online world, and Netsweeper as a socially responsible content filtering technology provider shares the same vision. More than 6000 schools in the UK alone have been using Netsweeper’s unique and highly advanced technologies to make their online world safe. We have been constantly updating our solutions to eliminate all types of shortcomings in this ever evolving digitized world.

More on Netsweeper’s association with International Watch Foundation

At Netsweeper, our accomplished content filtering experts, control list technicians, and skilled developers have managed to develop a unique solution to help the IWF assess criminal content with the utmost efficiency. The list is scanned by our highly sophisticated and dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) categorization engine to identify new websites depending on the templates of current criminal content. Our categorization engine assigns categories in real time to web pages depending on the content within the page. Unwanted content is blocked with accuracy, and results are submitted back to the AI before passing them on to the IWF to conduct assessments.

 Learn about some important statistics

Netsweeper has already helped the IWF identify a large number of commercial websites that promote child sexual abuse. These types of commercial sites have been growing in numbers. The IWF has removed 105,048 web pages from the internet that contain sexually abusive images in 2018 alone. Around 34% of sexually abusive sources belong to category A. In other words, 34% contain a severe form of sexual abuse such as rape and other forms of sexual torture.

How can we protect our future generations against child sexual abuse content? Everybody knows that the internet offers unlimited benefits. While enjoying these benefits, you should be mindful about the threats it can bring. It is our commitment to make the online world free of child abuse images and videos. That is exactly why we have been cooperating with the IWF in all possible ways. We are determined to offer an improved amount of assistance to the IWF in the future, so that the circulation and distribution of abusive images can be crushed with a much bigger impact. It is very heartening to see the overwhelming positive feedback from the IWF for our sincere contribution towards their cause. According to them, our reports for intelligence give them clear direction in where to look for new child abusive content. We are also considered a reliable partner for making our contributions beneficial and result oriented.