This is up from 60 per cent last year

Shock as online child abuse images rocket

The grim news is revealed today (Wednesday April 18) in the annual report of the Internet Watch Foundation, the Cambridgeshire based charity that searches for and removes child sexual abuse content on the internet.

The statistics cover the whole world, and are published in the IWF’s annual report, used as a key yardstick by governments and the police globally.

cheap canada goose uk The key points in the IWF report: The number of confirmed child sexual abuse URLs pinpointed in 2017: 78,589. This is up by 37 per cent from 57,335 in 2016. The severity of material being shared is up. Category A content, which includes the rape and sexual torture of children, is up by 5 per cent, from 28 per cent of all content to 33 per cent. Disguised websites an unprecedented increase. The IWF saw an 86 per cent rise in the use of disguised websites, from 1,572 in 2016 to 2,909 in 2017. These are websites where child sexual abuse content is only revealed to someone who has followed canada goose outlet factory a pre set digital pathway. To anyone else, they will only show legal content. The charity says: “This implicates increased intelligence among offenders, who may be going to new lengths to evade detection.” Europe is worst offender for hosting. Europe now hosts 65 per cent of all confirmed IWF canada goose outlet london uk child sexual abuse imagery. This is up from 60 per cent last year. The Netherlands continues to be the worst country for hosting child sexual abuse material. In total, 80,318 reports of confirmed child sexual abuse were processed by the IWF, up from 59,548 in 2016. This was a 35% increase. The full report can be read canada goose outlet here cheap canada goose uk

Where it’s all coming from Europe now accounts for 65 per cent canada goose jacket outlet uk of all child sexual abuse imagery the IWF sees, up from 60 per cent last year. It continues to be canada goose outlet store toronto the worst continent for child sexual abuse material.

The top hosting countries of child sexual abuse URLs are the Netherlands, USA, Canada, France and Russia. The Netherlands now hosts 36 per cent of child sexual abuse content, down from 37 per cent last year, while North America has decreased by more than 4 per cent from 22 per cent to 18 per cent.

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“This year we’re seeing offenders getting smarter and finding new ways to abuse legitimate internet services. Our trends analysis tracks this development.

“It’s concerning that offenders appear to be increasingly using concealed digital pathways to prevent law enforcement and hotlines around the world detecting these criminal websites.

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“We are making huge technological advances, which we’ll be announcing later in the year, but we also need to continue to work globally, in partnership, to fight this disturbing crime. This battle cannot be won in isolation.

buy canada goose jacket cheap “The child victims of sexual abuse online are re victimised again and again, every time their picture is shared. The experience they go through at such a young age is unimaginably horrific, and they frequently take this pain into adulthood with them. buy canada goose jacket cheap

Canada Goose Online “That’s why at the IWF we fight every day to make sure these images and videos are removed from the internet, so that victims are no longer forced to live with the torment of others seeing the images of their abuse online. Canada Goose Online

canada goose uk outlet In 2017, IWF analysts assessed a web page every four minutes. Every 7 minutes, that webpage showed canada goose outlet in montreal a child being sexually abused. In 2016, analysts saw a child being sexually abused every 9 minutes. canada goose uk outlet

In total, 80,318 reports canada goose outlet mall of confirmed child sexual abuse were processed by the IWF, up from 59,548 in 2016. This was overall a 35% increase. This figure includes URLs and newsgroups.

In 2017, the IWF’s Analysts found 78,589 URLs containing child sexual abuse material, and 571 newsgroups of which 43,767 individual posts were removed from public access.

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Of the victims, 86% were girls, 7% were boys and 5% featured both genders.

A total of 77,082 unique URLs were included on the IWF’s URL list, a 44% increase on 53,552 included in 2016.

With a 57% increase on last year, more domain names than ever before are being used to host images and videos of children being sexually abused. With 3,791 domains being found this year, compared to 2,416 in 2016, 1,991 in 2015 and 1,694 in 2014, there has been a rise of 124% in four years.

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Half of all the IWF’s reports of abuse were ‘proactively sourced’ that is, put together by its staff while the other canada goose outlet florida 50% were sent in by the public.

What can we all do to ourselves? The IWF urges people to report images they see to a special online hotline.

The charity says: “Your report could lead to the rescue of a young victim from further abuse. Reporting is quick and easy and you can report completely anonymously.”.

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