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Overseas Territories target online child porn

Gibraltar today launches a dedicated Internet Watch Foundation [IWF] Reporting Portal that will allow web users to report images and videos of child sexual abuse safely and anonymously.

The launch comes as part of an IWF initiative made possible through funding from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Cyber Security Capacity Building Programme.

The portal will provide a quick and easy way for the public to report any online images and videos of child sexual abuse they may come across, via a safe and anonymous hotline.

The Reporting Portal can be accessed at www.report.iwf.org.uk/gi as well as via the reporting button that is located within the main page of the RGP website www.police.gi.

A planned roll-out of the IWF Reporting Portal is happening today simultaneously across 12 UK Overseas Territories.

These include Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla, Ascension Islands, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Tristan Da Cunha, Turks and Caicos and St Helena as well as Gibraltar.

Online child sexual abuse images and videos are a very real problem across the globe.

By working closely with internet companies, the IWF helps people who stumble across online child sexual abuse images and videos to report it anonymously, via a web-based reporting hotline.

A team of experienced IWF analysts then work directly with the internet industry and law enforcement, to have any abusive imagery removed quickly.

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