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- SafeLine, the Greek hotline
SafeLine, the Greek hotline, recently published its 2018 Annual Report.Read more
- 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.Read more
INHOPE hotlines receive reports from the general public with potentially illegal photos and videos on child sexual abuse material (CSAM). In order to take the necessary actions to remove CSAM from the internet, content needs to be reviewed by a hotline analyst. However, viewing this content can be very harmful and disruptive to the mental health of an individual. Therefore, INHOPE's network of hotlines created a best practice guide on staff welfare and recently organised a panel discussion with hotlines outlining their effective methods to safeguard the wellbeing of analysts.Read more
- SaferNet, the Brazilian Safer Internet Day Committee
SaferNet Brasil and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br/NIC.br), with the support of Google, Facebook, Instagram and Telefonica, and in partnership with the Federal Prosecutors Office, Twitter and other Brazilian organisations, recently celebrated Safer Internet Day for the eleventh time in Brazil.Read more
- Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline
Child sexual abuse material (CSAM) searches on Tor directed to a Save the Children self-help programme to battle child abuse.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
The Childwebalert hotline within Agenzija Appogg organised, in collaboration with the BeSmartOnline! Project, a two-day seminar on 28 and 29 May 2018. The aim of this seminar was to give social workers, members of the Malta Police Force and members of the Psychosocial Team within the National School Support Services, an outline of the Childwebalert service.Read more
INHOPE and its extensive network of member hotlines work to eliminate online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). During Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2018, Fred Langford, Deputy CEO of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and INHOPE President, and Peter-Paul Urlaub, consultant at eco complaints office and INHOPE Board Member, gave a presentation on the journey of a report on CSAM.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- jugendschutz.net, German Internet Hotline
In a systematic study of the circulation route of the depictions of sexualised poses on the internet, jugendschutz.net evaluated 772 sources and concluded that the pedosexual online group is operating in an exclusive network.Read more