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.

BeSafeOnline campaign by the Finnish hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 15/01/2019
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Nettivihje, the hotline of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) joined forces with the National Bureau of Investigation to create the successful #BeSafeOnline campaign, which emphasised the importance of adopting digital safety skills as part of everyday activities. 

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Preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation in Finland

  • Hotlines
  • 31/12/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Images are gaining in importance in the social world online and Finland is no an exception. The ever-faster digitalisation has increased the amount and use of imagery uploaded online. New forms of having the illegal data not only uploaded but also downloaded and spread out is constantly changing and that challenges the work against child related sexual abuse material (CSAM). 

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Childwebalert hotline conference with social workers and police

  • Hotlines
  • 24/12/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

The Childwebalert hotline within Agenzija Appogg organised, in collaboration with the BeSmartOnline! Project, a two-day seminar on 28 and 29 May 2018. The aim of this seminar was to give social workers, members of the Malta Police Force and members of the Psychosocial Team within the National School Support Services, an outline of the Childwebalert service. 

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BeSafeOnline – How to protect children and adolescents

  • Hotlines
  • 20/12/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Advisors of Save the Children Finland have, in their work, come across a phenomenon in which suggestive images taken by and of children and adolescents have spread uncontrollably over the internet and ended up in inappropriate or criminal use. This phenomenon is also recognised by the police. Save the Children Finland set out to work in collaboration with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to protect children in digital media.

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Child sexual abuse material: the journey of a report

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.

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The pre-Christmas season is the riskiest time of the year for children

  • Hotlines
  • 17/12/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Martin Kožíšek, from Association CZ.NIC, administrators of the Czech hotline, presents the conclusions of a Seznam.cz survey on young people and sexual offers on the internet.

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Te Protejo – 6th "Connected to Protect Them" Conference

  • Hotlines
  • 19/11/2018
  • Te Protejo, the Colombian hotline

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018, Te Protejo, the hotline in Colombia, hosted the sixth edition of "Conectados para Protegerlos" (Connected to protect them). 

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End Child Sex Abuse Day

Sunday, 18 November 2018 is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Organised by the Council of Europe (CoE), it aims to raise public awareness of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, and the need to prevent such acts.

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Updates from Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 16/11/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

Nettivihje organised a seminar on child sexual abuse (CSA) and digital media with the Regional State Administrative Agencies on Thursday, 13 September in Jyväskylä, Finland. 

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Slovenian Minister of Interior visits hotline Spletno oko

  • Hotlines
  • 14/11/2018
  • Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline

On 18 October 2018, at the invitation of the Spletno oko hotline, Minister of Interior Boštjan Poklukar visited the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Ljubljana. 

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