Reporting Indecent Images
Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) have made available a brand new tool so that children and young people can report a nude image or video of themselves in order that the IWF can take steps to remove it from the Internet. The tool has been under trial for about a year but is now available to all as of yesterday, 22nd June. Given the recent Ofsted report and research from many others, we know there are many reasons for taking/sharing and equally many barriers to reporting images and videos, so it is imperative that young people know that they can take action themselves and that something will be done.
Importantly, a young person can even report an image/video that hasn't been uploaded and shared. The IWF will assign a 'hash' to prevent the image being uploaded by anyone.
This is an incredibly positive step forward and we will share this information with students in order that they can protect themselves.