Converge joins Internet Watch Foundation in making the internet safer for children

Converge ICT
Mr. Michael Maquiran, Converge ICT National Consumer Sales Head proposed a toast to the guests. (L-R) Converge ICT COO Mr. Jesus C. Romero; Converge ICT Co-Founder/President, Ms. Grace Y. Uy; Converge ICT Founder/CEO Mr. Dennis Anthony H. Uy; MCCI President Mr. Steven Yu and CCCI President Mr. Felix Taguiam

Leading fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has joined the UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in its fight to clamp down on internet sexual abuse against children anywhere in the world.

Joining the ranks of global technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, and TikTok on the fight against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children, Converge was
recently admitted as a member of the online child protection charity, IWF.

“The internet is growing all the time. Sadly, it is also being abused more than ever. We know internet predators will use all means at their disposal to access, groom, and abuse children, and
to share and distribute images and footage of that abuse. Knowing this material is still being passed around can cast a pall over victims and prevent them from ever fully recovering from
their abuse,” said Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive of the IWF.

“As we continue to grow, so does our responsibility to ensure a safe digital experience for everyone. We are committed to be an advocate of a safer digital environment for children and to
ensure the digital highway we are envisioning to benefit Filipinos will not be used as an avenue for exploitation and abuse by online predators,” said Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.

Uy noted that IWF’s work is important, not just in creating a safer online community for children, but also for rescuing victims from further abuse by linking with authorities around the world.

The IWF’s work is focused on removing child sexual abuse content online on a global scale, making partnerships with industry partners engaged in online content and connectivity around the world necessary.