David Rutley MP has signed up as an IWF Champion, supporting the work of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and its fight against child sexual abuse images and videos on the internet.
The IWF is the UK internet Hotline for the public to report child sexual abuse content, criminally obscene adult content and non-photographic images of child sexual abuse in a secure and confidential way.
The IWF successfully works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content. The work of the IWF is globally considered as one of the best examples in its field.
By becoming an IWF Champion, David has pledged to raise awareness of the importance of the fight against online child sexual abuse content.
David said: “As a father, I know how important it is to keep children safe online. The internet is changing all the time, and it can be difficult for parents to know what children are accessing. In Parliament, and with the support of the IWF, I am working to ensure that the internet is a safe place for young people.”
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."
Reports to the IWF can be made on www.iwf.org.uk