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INHOPE #reportit – Your reports lead to investigations and arrests

A single anonymous report can have an incredibly huge impact. INHOPE's member hotlines have countless success stories, in which a public report has led to successful investigations into cases of child sexual abuse and in some cases, to the arrests of the offenders. Below are just a few examples.

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INHOPE #reportit – Where your reports go

When you report something to a hotline in your country you may wonder what impact this has. In the majority of cases, the INHOPE member hotlines work both indirectly and directly with law enforcement officials and internet service providers. This means that when you report content you believe to contain child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to your local hotline, this information will be passed to the police who do have the power to investigate the crime that is being committed. In some instances, the hotline can even report the content to the internet service provider and have the content removed directly from the internet.

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INHOPE #reportit – Speak for those who cannot

Often when we see images online, we forget about the person behind the image. And that is fine when it is your friends' Instagram story of them on holiday, yet again. But when it is someone being sexually exploited or abused, forgetting about the person behind the image is dangerous. 2.2 billion people globally are under the age of 18, making them society's biggest group, and the most vulnerable to online harm.

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Child protection – Faced with similar challenges, Greece and Italy join forces

  • Hotlines
  • 17/01/2020
  • Telefono Azzuro, the Italian hotline

The cooperation between Greece and Italy on the protection of children through actions and initiatives was the leading theme of the event held on 22 October 2019 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens, promoted by The Smile of the Child and Telefono Azzurro.

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New guide on sexting for #EndChildSexAbuseDay

  • Hotlines
  • 16/01/2020
  • FSM, the German hotline

On the European Day Against the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children (18 November) the two hotlines of FSM and eco within the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) published an online guide about sexting. 

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New study on children sexually abused by female offenders

  • Hotlines
  • 15/01/2020
  • ECPAT Sweden, the Swedish hotline

There is a discrepancy between the prevalence of female offenders in child sexual abuse material, and the notably low number of cases against female offenders in the Swedish courts. There is a risk that society turns a blind eye towards an entire group of sexually abused children.

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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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BEE SECURE Stopline: 2017 trends in Luxembourg

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • BEE SECURE Stopline, the Luxembourg 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 Luxembourgish hotline on recent trends.

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Te Protejo: Protecting the children of Colombia

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • Red PaPaz - Te Protejo, the Colombian 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 Colombian hotline on its work to protect the nation's children.

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New challenges for the Bulgarian hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • Safenet.bg, the Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian hotline on the significance of cooperation and information exchange in the hotline community.

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