Abuse hotline, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), sees most extreme year on record and calls for immediate action to protect very young children online.

The first-of-its kind new analysis shows three to six year old children being manipulated into sexual activities.

wider results – 92,665 reports were assessed by IWF (5% increase from 2022):

    • 392,620 were reports of webpages, and
    • 45 were reports of newsgroups.

275,652 URLs (webpages) were confirmed as containing child sexual abuse imagery, having links to the imagery or advertising it (8% increase from 2022).