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IWF Launches Hotline To Tackle Child Abuse Online

As many as three-quarters of web users from UK, who often “stumble across” content and images of online child sex abuse do not know how and where to report it, says a recent survey.

According to a recent poll conducted by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), 77 percent of the UK adults didn’t know what to do if they come across images portraying child abuse; however, 70 percent of the respondents expressed their concerns about online content depicting child sex abuse.

Peter Robbins, IWF’s Chief Executive, has expressed his intentions of raising awareness about IWF’s “hotline” service in combating online child pornography.

He said in a statement, “The UK has a very proactive approach to tackling child sex abuse content online but we could do even more with the public’s help.

In addition he also asserted that the users, who complain against these illegal contents through its website, are protected by law.

The organization has rendered commendable services in countering the evil of online child abuse, and it received almost 35,000 complaints last year

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.