On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.
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- SafeLine, the Greek hotline
In order to shed light on the operations of SafeLine and its seventeen years of successful operation as a member of INHOPE, the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has published a research paper about the power of reporting illegal activity online, the dark web and the related legislation.Read more
- ChildWebAlert, the Maltese hotline
ChildWebAlert, Malta's national online platform for the reporting of child sexual abuse material, has recently undergone a revamp. The refreshed site offers a more user-friendly experience and has been optimised for mobile devices.Read more
- Dyżurnet.pl, the Polish hotline
In 2020, Polish hotline Dyżurnet.pl celebrates its 15th anniversary.Read more
- BIK Team
Discover how INHOPE supports its global network of hotlines, provides a technological infrastructure, and advocates for change. Join the INHOPE Summit 2020, taking place online on Tuesday, 22 and Wednesday, 23 September 2020.Read more
- Save the Children Finland, the Finnish hotline
In Finland, in early July, the Ministry of Justice issued a draft to the Minister of Justice to suggest amendments to the Criminal Code regarding sexual offences.Read more
- BIK Team
2019 has been a year of growth in both size and strength for the INHOPE network, which saw the amount of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) processed by hotlines nearly double from 2017 to 2019.Read more
- BIK Team
Child sexual abuse is a growing threat, both online and offline. To counter this phenomenon, the European Commission (EC) adopted an EU strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse on Friday, 24 August 2020.Read more
- APLE Cambodia, the Cambodian Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee
In the midst of adversity, Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) Cambodia is committed to overcome and adapt in order to stay focused on its most important goal: protecting children from online and offline sexual abuse and exploitation.Read more
Strong and resilient, INHOPE member hotlines have continued the fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online during the Coronavirus pandemic. Like many other sectors however, COVID 19 has had a significant impact on the work of hotlines. To classify illegal material and send the URLs to law enforcement or a hosting provider, hotlines have agreements with national authorities to allow them to review CSAM reports. To do this in a safe and secure manner, each hotline must have a secure area, available only to authorised staff. Illegal material can then only be reviewed through a computer with specific technical and physical security protocols in place. So, what do you do when you can't easily access hotline buildings due to a worldwide pandemic?Read more