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Safer Internet Forum 2018 a great success

The Safer Internet Forum 2018 took place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. More than 250 people from approximately 40 countries participated in discussions around "The impact of technology on children, young people and society".

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Te Protejo – 6th "Connected to Protect Them" Conference

  • Hotlines
  • 19/11/2018
  • Te Protejo, the Colombian hotline

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018, Te Protejo, the hotline in Colombia, hosted the sixth edition of "Conectados para Protegerlos" (Connected to protect them). 

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Updates from Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 16/11/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

Nettivihje organised a seminar on child sexual abuse (CSA) and digital media with the Regional State Administrative Agencies on Thursday, 13 September in Jyväskylä, Finland. 

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Slovenian Minister of Interior visits hotline Spletno oko

  • Hotlines
  • 14/11/2018
  • Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline

On 18 October 2018, at the invitation of the Spletno oko hotline, Minister of Interior Boštjan Poklukar visited the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Ljubljana. 

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Facebook takes action on child nudity and sexual exploitation

  • Awareness
  • 30/10/2018
  • Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator

Facebook hit the headlines again recently, but for a very positive reason. Apparently, in a three-month period, the social media giant has removed 8.7 million images which violated policies on child nudity or sexual exploitation of children. Here, Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator, gives his view on the news.

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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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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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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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