HOTLINES

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. It is an active and collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 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.

INHOPE publishes its Annual Report 2016

INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, has published its Annual Report 2016.

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Czech hotline introduces a new mobile app

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

The CZ.NIC Association operating STOPonline.cz – the Czech internet hotline, operating as part of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – recently launched a mobile app for reporting illegal online content.

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National Child Protection Week in Australia

  • Awareness
  • 10/11/2017
  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner of the Australian Government – member of the INHOPE network of internet hotlines and convenor of the Australian Safer Internet Day Committee – recently organised a national child protection week in the country. Read on to find out more.

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e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Every year the Slovenian hotline, Spletno oko, organises a conference on the topic of online child sexual exploitation in co-operation with the Criminal Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate and with the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.

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Ten years of Slovenian hotline Spletno oko

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

During 2017, Slovenian hotline, Spletno oko, marked the 10th anniversary of receiving reports on child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and hate speech. At the seventh annual conference, e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow, taking place in September 2017, the hotline presented the results of its work at a separate press conference where other experts in this field were also invited to share their experiences.

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Cybertip.ca celebrates 15 years of activity

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2017
  • Canadian Centre for Child Protection

In September, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection – member of the INHOPE network of internet hotlines and convenor of the Canadian Safer Internet Day Committee - marked 15 years of operating Cybertip.ca, Canada's tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.

 

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Finnish hotline is awarded the Finnish National Crime Prevention Prize

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2017
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre/INHOPE

The work of the Finnish Hotline, Nettivihje, has recently won the Finnish National Crime Prevention Prize and will represent Finland in the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) in Tallinn, Estonia in December 2017.

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Data Protection Directive or General Data Protection Regulation: which one is for you?

With the EU's data protection reform measures coming into force imminently, INHOPE - the International Association of Internet Hotlines - discusses the differences between the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Directive with special reference to hotlines within the wider Safer Internet Centre (SIC) context. Read on to find out more.

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Bulgaria builds a national Cyberscouts network

  • Awareness
  • 26/09/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

For the third year running, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and its hotline have been training 12 and 13-year-old students across the country to advise and help their peers who have faced a risk or an incident on the internet. With eighteen completed trainings and four more coming up this autumn, the Cyberscouts' network will number more than 500 students in over 30 cities across the country.

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Blue Whale Challenge

  • Awareness
  • 06/09/2017
  • German Safer Internet Centre

Over the past few months, the media has been regularly reporting about a new and disturbing "online game of death" – the Blue Whale Challenge (BWC). While there is no concrete information on the existence of such a game, the speculation and buzz created by it is worrying. In April 2017, representatives the European network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and other key stakeholders attended a webinar on the issue. An article was also published on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) public portal at that time. This article provides further information based on a report recently published by jugendschutz.net*, one of the hotlines administered by the German SIC.

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