NEWS

On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.

Further articles by stakeholder group - awareness raising, helplines, hotlines, industry, research and youth - are available in the practice section.

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12th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online"

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2018
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

Experts from all over Europe will gather to the biggest safety threats on the internet as well as the latest trends and possibilities for using new technologies by children and young people. The 12th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" will take place on 18-19 September 2018 at the Novotel Airport Hotel in Warsaw, Poland. The event is jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres.

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Preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation in Finland

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • Child Protection and Finnish Hotline Unit

In the June 2018 edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at hotline trends and issues, hearing also from various members of the INHOPE hotline network. Here, we hear from the Child Protection and Finnish Hotline Unit on several of its approaches, including awareness-raising strategies.

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BIK bulletin, June 2018: Hotline issues and trends

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this time we take a look at the work of internet hotlines. INHOPE is an association of internet hotlines, comprising 48 hotlines in over 40 countries across the globe. Through INHOPE hotlines, members of the public can report illegal online content, including child sexual abuse material (CSAM), anonymously so that the content can then be removed from the internet.
 
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Issues and challenges of fighting CSAM in France

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • Association Point de Contact, the French hotline

In the June 2018 edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at hotline trends and issues, hearing also from various members of the INHOPE hotline network. Here, we hear from the French hotline on how it is responding to new challenges.

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IWF's Deputy CEO Fred Langford becomes President of INHOPE

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

IWF (the Internet Watch Foundation), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, are the UK's hotline for reporting and removing sexual images of children online. The IWF's Deputy CEO Fred Langford has become the next President of INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines), the umbrella organisation uniting a global network of hotlines tackling child sexual abuse imagery online and child sexual exploitation.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 1, 2018

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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New Dyżurnet.pl report: the responsible attitude of internet users is crucial for online safety

  • Hotlines
  • 19/06/2018
  • Dyżurnet.pl, the Polish hotline

In 2017, the Dyżurnet.pl team (the hotline component of the Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) analysed 13,962 reports. Of these, 2,459 have been classified as child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and 1,339 relate to the publication of illegal images of minors in a sexual context (child sexual exploitation material). These are the largest number of material reported so far. From the reports received, experts from Dyżurnet.pl confirmed CSAM in 2,184 cases.

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Telefono Azzurro: Breaking the silence

  • Hotlines
  • 15/06/2018
  • Telefono Azzurro, Italian hotline

On 5 May 2018, the Italian National Day against Pedophilia and Child Pornography*, SOS Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus (one of two internet hotlines operating in the country, and member of INHOPE, the international association of internet hotlines) organised a conference titled "Sexual abuse and pedophilia: Knowing the phenomenon to break the silence". Discussions focused on the importance of multi-disciplinary and multi-level collaboration between different players.

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Insafe network meets to discuss creative learning and cybersecurity

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network. Once again, Open Space Technology will be used during the meeting as a method of encouraging interaction and debate.

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COFACE Families Europe – May 2018 newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 05/06/2018
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the May 2018 edition of its newsletter.

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