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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- 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.Read more
- INHOPE (International Association of Hotlines)
Online distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is a rapidly expanding global problem and the INHOPE network is at the lead in facing this challenge. INHOPE is a global network of hotlines combating online CSAM with 46 hotlines in 41 countries. Hotlines enable the public to report online material, including potential CSAM, that they suspect to be illegal. The hotline will review and investigate each report. If confirmed as illegal, they work with partner hotlines in the network, law enforcement and industry to get the content removed, as rapidly as possible, from the internet.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- BIK Team
In these times of intense debates on the future of Europe, the Insafe/INHOPE network of European Safer Internet Centres reflects on past achievements, current challenges, as well as on the road ahead.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
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commemorated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by promoting a series of activities and resources. The planning started early to organise an event called "Online for human rights" which encountered a wide audience, both among the general public and among policymakers who have an influence on the internet governance sphere in the country. As Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General for the Council of Europe put it, "hate speech has become one of the most common forms of intolerance and xenophobia in Europe today (…) When the unacceptable starts to be accepted, becomes "the norm", there is a true threat to human rights".Read more
- Point de Contact, the French hotline
Dealing with harmful content such as child sexual abuse material or online terrorist propaganda is not an easy task. Harmful content may affect all those who are exposed to it in their professional capacity. All organisations dedicated to handle and process such content must safeguard the well-being of their staff.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