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.

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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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.

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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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