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.

Marking the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse 2019

On Tuesday, 19 November 2019, we celebrate the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. This initiative was launched by the Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) in 2000 and aims to mobilise governments and societies to take action against and prevent child abuse.

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Updates from the Albanian Safer Internet Day Committee

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2019
  • Albania Safer Internet Day Committee - The Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA)

The Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA) – the Safer Internet Day Committee in Albania – has recently opened two new structures to encourage young Albanians to participate in the political process, and to protect children and adolescents victims of sexual violence.

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Finnish hotline Save the Children actively engages in prevention of sexual violence against children

  • Hotlines
  • 17/09/2019
  • Save the Children Finland, the Finnish hotline

Finnish hotline Save the Children (SCF) organised a panel discussion on "Children's Rights in Digital Media" at SuomiAreena 2019, the biggest public debate forum in Finland. The panel discussion received broad national media coverage on TV and online media channels. 

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Prevention of online child sexual exploitation in the hands of empowered Cambodian youth

  • Hotlines
  • 12/09/2019
  • APLE Cambodia, Cambodian hotline

Seila Samleang, Executive Director at Action pour les Enfants (APLE) Cambodia, shares highlights from the training on "Preventing online child sexual exploitation and internet safety" organised by APLE Cambodia for 47 children and teachers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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DNS OVER HTTPS – Why DoH could be catastrophic for the work of INHOPE hotlines

  • Hotlines
  • 04/09/2019
  • The Internet Watch Foundation, the UK hotline

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via the HTTPS protocol, aiming to increase user privacy and security. Fred Langford, Deputy CEO & CTO of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK hotline, shares his views on DoH and why it could threaten the work of IWF and other hotlines around the world.

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Hungarian hotline and prosecutor services sign cooperation agreement

  • Hotlines
  • 17/07/2019
  • Biztonsagosinternet, the Hungarian hotline

The "biztonsagosinternet.hu" hotline in Hungary is operated by the International Children's Safety Services (ICSS). However, in recent months, the departure of the previous analyst made it hard for the hotline to keep functioning properly. The position has since then been filled by a recent psychology graduate, who will also take over some tasks within the remit of the awareness centre.

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INHOPE statistics 2018

  • Hotlines
  • 28/06/2019
  • INHOPE (International Association of Hotlines)

Online distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is a rapidly expanding global problem and the INHOPE network is at the lead in facing this challenge. INHOPE is a global network of hotlines combating online CSAM with 46 hotlines in 41 countries. Hotlines enable the public to report online material, including potential CSAM, that they suspect to be illegal. The hotline will review and investigate each report. If confirmed as illegal, they work with partner hotlines in the network, law enforcement and industry to get the content removed, as rapidly as possible, from the internet.

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INHOPE Annual Summit 2019

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2019
  • INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines)

The second annual INHOPE Summit, Emma's Journey, took place in Facebook's Menlo Park HQ in California in June 2019. It brought together representatives from the technology sector, the US Department of Justice, child advocates from both sides of the Atlantic, and law enforcement, to highlight the critical work that the INHOPE network of hotlines does every day.

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The SafeLine 2018 Annual Report is out

  • Hotlines
  • 16/05/2019
  • SafeLine, the Greek hotline

SafeLine, the Greek hotline, recently published its 2018 Annual Report.

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The 2018 Annual Report of the Internet Watch Foundation is out

  • Hotlines
  • 06/05/2019
  • The Internet Watch Foundation, the UK hotline

The Internet Watch Foundation's (IWF) 2018 Annual Report has been published on Thursday, 25 April 2019. It provides the latest data and trends on what's happening globally to tackle child sexual abuse images and videos online. 

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