Put simply, the internet is a publicly accessible network connecting millions of computers.
While this has made the internet the great resource it is today, it has unfortunately also led to the publication of both illegal and offensive material.
Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the UK internet Hotline for anyone to report online child sexual abuse imagery and non-photographic child sexual abuse images anonymously. IWF works internationally to make the internet safer. They help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse.
To find out what happens once a report is made, visit the IWF website.