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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 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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Marking the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 marks the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. On this occasion, the BIK Team reflects on the violence children and young people are exposed to in the digital world, and on the coordinated effort carried out at European level to put an end to these.

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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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The importance of staff welfare in the fight against online CSAM

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.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 celebrations in Brazil

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2019
  • 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.

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Innovative measures to battle child sexual abuse in dark web

  • Hotlines
  • 07/02/2019
  • 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.

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Childwebalert hotline conference with social workers and police

  • Hotlines
  • 24/12/2018
  • 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. 

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