We take reports on child sexual abuse images hosted on the open internet. When an image is sent within a messaging app with end-to-end encryption (such as WhatsApp), we can’t access this information.
We take reports of images showing erotic posing; solo masturbation by a child; non-penetrative or penetrative sexual activity involving children or both children and adults; or sadism or penetration of or by an animal.
- Reports to the IWF are accepted as reports to a relevant authority in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding between the Crown Prosecution Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers.
- Details of the relevant laws.