Nearly 1.5 million adults have stumbled across child pornography when browsing the Internet

"4% of men and 2% of women have accidentally found child porn, but it [the study] also found that 40% would not know how to report it to the police. 16% of men said they would just ignore child porn if they came across it."

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About 1.5 million adults have stumbled across child pornography while browsing online, an internet watchdog said.

A survey by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), set up in 1996 as a UK hotline to report criminal content online, discovered that 4 per cent of men and 2 per cent of women have come into contact with images of child abuse.

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Around 16 per cent of men said they would just ignore child porn if they stumbled across it, the survey said.

In the whole of 2012, the IWF logged just 73 UK websites hosting child sexual abuse images or videos, compared with 9,477 hosted in other countries around the world.

Of the 73 UK webpages, 41 or 56 per cent were then removed within 60 minutes of the IWF notifying the host company or internet service provider (ISP).

However, Ms Hargreaves added: ‘We are also very aware that there are internet hosting companies in the UK which could do more, and faster, who are not members of IWF.

‘We have a responsibility to do all we can to help protect children – and adults who were abused as children – from having their abuse viewed time and time again. We need to prevent people from stumbling upon this content and assist other countries in creating a hostile environment for hosting it.’

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