Hotlines: Every report counts
In the fight against online child sexual abuse, "jokainen vihje on tärkeä", every report counts, as they say in Finnish. Nettivihje has been in operation since 2002 and offers the public a way to report potential illegal online content, especially concerning child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Reports can be made anonymously.
- European Commission
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.
- Latvian Safer Internet Centre
The Latvian hotline regularly receives complaints that reports made to the police about crime committed online have been rejected.
- Finnish Safer Internet Centre
Images are gaining in importance in the social world online. The ever faster digitalisation has increased the amount and use of imagery uploaded online. For example, the number of video clips and images that children and adolescents produce using web cameras, smartphones and other mobile devices has exploded (HS 29 Nov. 2014). The rising number of sexualising videos recorded and photographs taken by adolescents themselves, and the uncontrolled dissemination of this kind of material to inappropriate or criminal use, have caused particular concern.