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.
Further articles by stakeholder group - awareness raising, helplines, hotlines, industry, research and youth - are available in the practice section.
If you are interested in contributing content to the Better Internet for Kids portal and associated communication channels, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FSM, the German hotline
The Voluntary Self-Regulation for Multimedia Service Providers (FSM), German hotline, was recognised by the Federal Office of Justice as the first institution of regulated self-regulation under the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) fulfilling the prerequisites of independence and proper transparent procedure.Read more
- 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
- APLE Cambodia, the Cambodian Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee
With information partly gained through INHOPE trainings, and with financial aid from Terre des Hommes and Bread for the World, APLE Cambodia hotline analysts have provided the Anti-Human Trafficking Police of Cambodia and the Department of Anti-Cybercrime with trainings related to the investigation of online crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children.Read more
- Dyżurnet.pl, the Polish hotline
In 2020, Polish hotline Dyżurnet.pl celebrates its 15th anniversary.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
- Meldpunt Kinderporno, EOKM, the Dutch hotline
INHOPE's Dutch hotline Meldpunt Kinderporno of the Expertise Centre for Online Child Sexual Abuse (EOKM) recently published its Annual Report for 2019.Read more
- ECPAT Sweden, the Swedish hotline
ECPAT Sweden's hotline has noticed that self-generated material involves increasingly younger children, some as young as seven years old.Read more