22nd September 2019

ZICTA and ChildLine Zambia launch online reporting portal for child sexual abuse content

ZICTA, in partnership with Childline Zambia and Internet Watch Foundation launched an online child sexual abuse reporting portal last night.

The IWF portal will be Zambia’s first online mechanism for reporting child sexual abuse imagery, enabling citizens to report child sexual abuse images discovered on the internet. It will also be used for information dissemination on how children can stay safe online, and for parents/guardians to take necessary steps to advance this security.

The IWF reporting portal ln Zambia will be set up at no cost using the grant from the Global Fund to End Violence Against Children. Zambia becomes the 24th nation to join IWF global reporting network, and the 6th country to benefit from a portal funded by this Global Fund.

One of SDGs is to end all forms of violence by 2030, even online, under SDG 16 which aims to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

According to ZICTA, criminals and paedophiles use vulnerable web systems of countries with weaker cybersecurity. They are preying on vulnerable children on these vulnerable systems.

Some global stats on child sexual abuse online were shared : 

The portal can be accessed at https://report.iwf.org.uk/zm or through the ZICTA website at to report a post or website that’s showing children in a sexual manner (porn or abuse).

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to https://report.iwf.org.uk/zm

2. Click on ‘Make a Report’ and follow the steps.

You can also report child sexual abuse content through ZICTA’s toll-free line 7070 or ChildLine on 116.

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