HOTLINES

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. It is an active and collaborative network of 45 hotlines in 40 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.

UNICEF launches ‘Tools of the Trade'

In July 2016, UNICEF launched ‘Tools of the Trade' , a series of tools that provides guidance for how ICT companies can adopt or refine their policies, strategies and programmes to reduce risks or maximise opportunities for children. 
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New INHOPE Board elected

INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, is a members' organisation, run for its members by its members. Members vote to elect a President who leads an elected Executive Committee, also known as the Board. 

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Global launch of the terminology guidelines for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

The global launch of the Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, dubbed hereafter the ‘Luxembourg Guidelines' took place on 14 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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INHOPE's Executive Director presents at European Internet Forum policy breakfast

On 27 April 2016, INHOPE's Executive Director Veronica Donoso presented at the European Internet Forum (EIF) event at the European Parliament, alongside partners Europol and Missing Children Europe.

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Human Rights Council on the Rights of the Child: ICT and child sexual exploitation

On 7 March 2016, INHOPE attended the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) full day on the Rights of the Child at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Preventing child sexual exploitation and enhancing children's protection through information and communication technologies was a top concern of the session, at its title clearly indicates.
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ICMEC publishes new report

INHOPE's partners and friends at ICMEC (international Centre for Missing & Exploited Children) recently issued the 8th edition of their report Child Pornography: Model Legislation and Global Review
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New study by INHOPE's Canadian member sheds light on severity of child sexual abuse images

A new study by INHOPE's member the Canadian Centre for Child Protection reinforces concerns regarding the scope and severity of child sexual abuse imagery and underscores the need for additional solutions.

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European Financial Coalition soon to become permanent project under Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

How do we collectively disrupt the business model behind child sexual exploitation? And for payment services and law enforcement, how to track the financial flows in indecent profits and all together prevent children from being used as commodities?

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New Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

As of 18 January 2016, Mr Steven Wilson has taken his duties as the new Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).

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Remember The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo?

Internationally-acclaimed actress Noomi Rapace is INHOPE member ECPAT Sweden's new Goodwill Ambassador. 

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