HOTLINES

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. It is an active and collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries worldwide, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out child sexual abuse from the internet.

Within the structure of European Safer Internet Centres, INHOPE Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting internet material, including child sexual abuse material (CSAM), they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the internet service provider (ISP) hosting the content.
 
On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of Hotlines.
 
For further information on the work of INHOPE, or to report illegal content online, visit the INHOPE website direct.

12th edition of the BIK Bulletin: SIF and YEP 2017 and SID 2018 updates!

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this time round, we look back at the recent Safer Internet Forum (SIF) and the preceding European Youth Panel (YEP).

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A collaborative approach to fighting child sexual abuse material

Combatting online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is an ongoing battle with increasing numbers of invested stakeholders collaborating to do everything possible to keep the internet free of such content. INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines) hosted a panel discussion during the recent European Commission funded Safer Internet Forum (SIF) to discuss collaboration, bringing in different perspectives from some of the actors who have taken up the fight. The key message that resonated strongly among the panellists was collaboration.

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jugendschutz.net celebrates its 20th anniversary

  • Awareness
  • 21/11/2017
  • German Safer Internet Centre

On 27 October 2017, jugendschutz.net, a hotline operating as part of the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC), celebrated its 20th anniversary and its development into the German centre - at federal and state level - concerning the protection of minors on the internet. An office which launched with just one and a half employees 20 years ago has now become a well-recognised organisation for the protection of minors. Today, 50 people work there, fighting child sexual exploitation (CSE), hate speech and cyberbullying daily, all committed to helping children and young people to experience a safer and cleaner internet.

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INHOPE publishes its Annual Report 2016

INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, has published its Annual Report 2016.

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Czech hotline introduces a new mobile app

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

The CZ.NIC Association operating STOPonline.cz – the Czech internet hotline, operating as part of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – recently launched a mobile app for reporting illegal online content.

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National Child Protection Week in Australia

  • Awareness
  • 10/11/2017
  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner of the Australian Government – member of the INHOPE network of internet hotlines and convenor of the Australian Safer Internet Day Committee – recently organised a national child protection week in the country. Read on to find out more.

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e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Every year the Slovenian hotline, Spletno oko, organises a conference on the topic of online child sexual exploitation in co-operation with the Criminal Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate and with the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.

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Ten years of Slovenian hotline Spletno oko

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

During 2017, Slovenian hotline, Spletno oko, marked the 10th anniversary of receiving reports on child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and hate speech. At the seventh annual conference, e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow, taking place in September 2017, the hotline presented the results of its work at a separate press conference where other experts in this field were also invited to share their experiences.

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Cybertip.ca celebrates 15 years of activity

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2017
  • Canadian Centre for Child Protection

In September, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection – member of the INHOPE network of internet hotlines and convenor of the Canadian Safer Internet Day Committee - marked 15 years of operating Cybertip.ca, Canada's tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.

 

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Finnish hotline is awarded the Finnish National Crime Prevention Prize

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2017
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre/INHOPE

The work of the Finnish Hotline, Nettivihje, has recently won the Finnish National Crime Prevention Prize and will represent Finland in the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) in Tallinn, Estonia in December 2017.

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