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.

IWF's role in using technology to create a safer global internet

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In this blog from the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Luiza Teixeira from the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation, the UK hotline) Policy and Public Affairs team, talks about her experience meeting representatives from all around the world and exchanging knowledge and best practices to help countries use technology to keep children safe online.

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Anonymity and misrepresentation: Understanding the risks of online grooming and digital blackmail

The release of new reports and campaigns this month demonstrate the safety work that still must be done as the numbers of reported digital crimes continues to rise, especially in the areas of online grooming and blackmail. A report produced by Europol, Online sexual coercion and extortion as a form of crime affecting children: Law enforcement perspective, outlined criminal behaviour and the motives behind it. According to analysis by INHOPE member NCMEC (the US-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children), the primary motive of blackmail based on photos is to receive more, increasingly explicit photos (78 per cent), as opposed to obtaining money or goods from the child (7 per cent). In response to this new phenomenon of coercive crimes, Europol has created the #SayNO campaign, a series of videos depicting teens experiencing online extortion, with messages of help and information on how and where to find victims' resources.

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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Today, 4 June 2017, marks the 35th anniversary of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. It is an occasion to be reminded of the stories of the innocent children who, in these turbulent times, are victims of violence and aggression.

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Consent, awareness and harm – analysing sexual images

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2017
  • INHOPE, with input from Dr Eva Lievens, Ghent University

The lifespan and reach of an image online today is vast, and once distributed can be difficult to ever track or remove. This means that losing control of sensitive photos, even self-produced ones, can hold serious consequences, especially because seemingly innocent images may be used for anything from cyberbullying to child sexual exploitation or sextortion.

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Stakeholders must unite in eliminating child sexual abuse material online

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal is designed as a multistakeholder platform, where we welcome the contributions of many in promoting the overall aims of creating and safer and better online environment for children and young people. We were delighted, therefore, to receive this article from MEP Emma McClarkin on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, in which she outlines the global response needed to tackle the issues of child sexual abuse imagery online.

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New resources from the Finnish Hotline for SID

  • Hotlines
  • 07/02/2017
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Save the Children Finland maintain the Finnish Hotline Nettivihje. For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, it is promoting four new resources.

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Report it, don't ignore it. Together we can end child sexual abuse imagery online

  • Hotlines
  • 07/02/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) provides the hotline strand of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working to eradicate child sexual abuse imagery online. Here we hear about its campaign to "Do the right thing and report it" as part of a whole host of awareness-raising actions taking place on Safer Internet Day.

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Commission reports on Member States' measures to combat child sexual abuse online

On 16 December 2016, the European Commission adopted two reports on the measures taken by Member States to combat the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.

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Safer Internet Forum 2016

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 took place on Thursday, 24 November at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg. This event saw more than 200 participants join together to discuss principles, policies and practices for a better internet.

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INHOPE core training for hotlines

Hotlines face a range of unique challenges in their work handling reports of web-based child sexual abuse material (CSAM). To assist them, INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, provides core training to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to do the job properly and safely.

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