Senior MEP urges: Make sure online child abuse is reported

18-Mar-2013 @ 16:0

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Anthea McIntyre Anthea McIntyre

Anthea McIntyre Anthea McIntyre

Today theInternet Watch Foundation launched its Annual Report, which revealed child sexual abuse content as a top onlineconcern.

Conservative MEP Timothy Kirkhope, who is alsoan IWF Champion, spoke out about some of the staggering results:

The MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber said: "It isclear that there is public concern over the availability of images and videos ofchildren being sexually abused on the internet.

"A major concernis that people do not know how to report this or prefer to ignore it, especiallyconsidering that around 1.5 million British adults have come across such contentonline.

"Although we'veseen record removal times in the UK, in 2012 we unfortunately saw agreater number of images of very young children being abused.

"It is ourresponsibility as adults to protect children, and to stop the horrific imageryof their abuse being viewed over and over again. We must prevent people fromstumbling upon such content.

"As an InternetWatch Foundation Champion, I want to take this opportunity to ask you to reportany child sexual abuse content to iwf.org.uk. The problem is still out there andwe must work together to put an end to it.

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