HOTLINES

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. It is an active and collaborative network of 45 hotlines in 40 countries worldwide, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out child sexual abuse from the internet.

Within the structure of European Safer Internet Centres, INHOPE Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting internet material, including child sexual abuse material (CSAM), they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the internet service provider (ISP) hosting the content.
 
On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of Hotlines.
 
For further information on the work of INHOPE, or to report illegal content online, visit the INHOPE website direct.

Spletno oko – Eighth conference on child sexual abuse online in Slovenia

  • Hotlines
  • 18/10/2018
  • Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline

On Thursday, 27 September 2018, the eighth annual Spletno oko conference on  child sexual abuse online took place. This year's theme was "Treatment of e-abuses of children: from theory to practice".

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Irish hotline ISPAI Hotline.ie publishes its 2017 annual report

  • Hotlines
  • 15/10/2018
  • ISPAI Hotline.ie, the Irish hotline

The Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (ISPAI) Hotline.ie has released its 2017 annual report. The trends indicate an increase both in the quantity and severity of the reported materials.

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Making a Real Difference – Annual ECPAT Sweden and NetClean conference

  • Hotlines
  • 11/10/2018
  • ECPAT, the Swedish hotline

On Monday, 1 October 2018, Swedish hotline End child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes (ECPAT) Sweden and NetClean organised the annual conference "Making a Real Difference".

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Greek hotline SafeLine publishes its annual report

  • Hotlines
  • 10/10/2018
  • SafeLine, the Greek hotline

The Greek hotline SafeLine has published its 2017 annual report, which focuses on the statistical data and the trends observed during the period 2011-2017.

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Creative learning with "Medien in die Schule"

The FSM (Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media Service Providers) is a publicly accredited self-regulatory body in the field of online child protection in Germany. The association is dedicated to the protection of minors from harmful media - in particular the fight against illegal, youth-endangering and development-impairing content in online media. To this end, the FSM operates an internet hotline to which anyone can turn free of charge in order to report online content harmful to minors. The FSM hotline belongs to the founding hotlines of the INHOPE network. The extensive educational work and promotion of media literacy of children, young people and adults are further tasks of the FSM.

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Depictions of children in sexualised poses: Research outcomes

  • Hotlines
  • 23/08/2018
  • jugendschutz.net, German Internet Hotline

In a systematic study of the circulation route of the depictions of sexualised poses on the internet, jugendschutz.net evaluated 772 sources and concluded that the pedosexual online group is operating in an exclusive network.

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Newsletter of the "No Grey Areas of Child Sexual Exploitation" network

  • Hotlines
  • 22/08/2018
  • No Grey Areas of Child Sexual Exploitation network

Images of children sexual exploitation is an ongoing issue on the internet. These images range from depictions of sexual abuse to the presentation of children as sex objects and even everyday photos tagged with sexualised comments.

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"Yes awkward": the new campaign of the Hungarian Internet Hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 17/08/2018
  • National Media and Infocommunications Authority of Hungary

In July 2018, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority of Hungary launched a new campaign to promote the internet hotline. This campaign features commonly used emojis in two different contexts: in the first instance, they have a harmless meaning, whilst in the other their meaning can be abusive, offensive or threatening.

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Roundtable meeting with youth in Cambodia on online child sexual exploitation

  • Hotlines
  • 15/08/2018
  • APLE Cambodia (Internet Hotline Cambodia (IHC))

While technology provides a lot of benefits, it has also been exploited for illegal activities such as producing, accessing and distributing child sexual abuse materials (CSAM). Online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) is a growing concern among stakeholders, however, not many people are aware of or recognise the nature and scope of the problem.

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Inside the first ever IWF Online Child Safety Hackathon

  • Hotlines
  • 13/08/2018
  • Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) (the hotline component of the UK Safer Internet Centre) and Banco Santander hosted the first ever IWF Online Child Safety Hackathon on 14 July 2018. The event brought together a group of talented engineers who volunteered their time to help find solutions to stop the distribution of online child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

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