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Expert Insights

Read the recaps from our webinar season. As we wrap up we thank all of our amazing speakers and look forward next year's season of Expert Insights.

Click the link below to access the summary of our 2022 season, read the recaps, and access recordings.

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Setting up a hotline - Quarterly Seminar

This is a 1-hour introductory seminar on the topic of creating a hotline to tackle Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Simply join to listen and learn about the opportunities available because we want all citizens in all countries to know what to do if they come across this content and to be able to report it.

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October 5, 2022 - Register now
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INHOPE Summit 2022

The INHOPE Summit is an annual event that brings together technology, law enforcement and industry partners to ensure that INHOPE’s network of 50 member hotlines grow, expand and continue to remove online CSAM as rapidly as possible.

Our fifth INHOPE Summit will be a Hybrid event taking place on September 20 - 21. Day 1 (September 20) will be online and in-person, while Day 2 (September 21) will be exclusively in-person.

INHOPE Summit 2022

INHOPE Summit 2022

The theme of our 2022 INHOPE Summit is 'Talk About It'. The goal is to address two topics: firstly the importance of tackling Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) as a societal issue rather than an individual issue and the role of industry in the fight against CSAM.

Online we welcome all relevant stakeholders working in the field of online child protection. In-person is for industry partners as Day 2 is about sharing existing technologies and building connections between industry partners. Numbers are limited and all applicants are subject to approval.

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Previous Events
Proactive vs. Reactive hotline communication recap

Proactive vs. Reactive hotline communication recap

The final webinar of the year 2022 hosted two Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors, Kathrin Morasch, and João Pedro Martins, who shared their evaluation of different communication approaches, spoke about best practices and the most common mistakes when creating message campaigns targeting young people.

Best Practices for a successful campaign

  • Involve your target audience in the campaign development process.
  • The campaign should follow an iterative process: create, test, and revise.
  • Develop inclusive message campaigns that reach people outside of your regular audience.
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Online grooming: legislation recap

Online grooming: legislation recap

Dr. L. Jeglic emphasised that while we must advocate for legislative change, the global inconsistencies in the definition and prosecution of online grooming make it incredibly challenging to indict offenders. This is why it is crucial to increase our preventative methods by arming vulnerable groups with the necessary tools to protect themselves.

May 17, 2022

To identify and prosecute a crime, it needs to be clearly defined. Currently, there are still many different terms that are used interchangeably to describe online grooming. "It is really important when we think about moving forward that we work on using the precise language and defining these terms for what they are" - Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Professor.

Developing Resilience in Digital Safety

Developing Resilience in Digital Safety

The Digital Safety Office’s Developing resilience in the field of digital safety workshop provides attendees with the knowledge and best practices intended to help reduce the effects of viewing impactful content.

May 11, 2022

"There is no standard amount of impact. Everyone is different and each person's tolerance for this content may fluctuate over time." - Marlena Lagasse, Sr. Critical Content Analyst.

Deep dive INHOPE Annual Report recap

Deep dive INHOPE Annual Report recap

Our Chief Operating Officer Dushica Naumovska and Technical Product Manager Kalina Zografska took the audience on a journey through the most striking developments, insights, and data from the year 2021.

May 3, 2022

Our Technical Product Manager, Kalina guided the audience through an overview of our platform ICCAM, which provides the data for all information shared in the Annual Report.

Transactional Sexting and self-generated content recap

Transactional Sexting and self-generated content recap

The session was kicked off with an evaluation of the current state of the media environment, during which Niels van Paemel pointed out how deeply sexual objectification of women and girls is ingrained in media and advertisements.

April 13, 2022

Niels van Paemel, policy advisor at Child Focus, shared how more academic research is needed to truly understand the nature of transactional sexting.

Live-streamed abuse of Minors recap

Live-streamed abuse of Minors recap

Live-streaming is not a new technology and has been around since the late 1990s. However, the start of the pandemic has persistently changed the frequency with which we use live-streaming services.

March 30, 2022

Special agent Austin Berrier, who is part of the Cyber Crime Division at Homeland Security, shared his professional insights into the rising phenomenon of live-streamed abuse of minors.

The consequences of sharing ...

The consequences of sharing ...

The second webinar in our season of Expert Insights welcomed Sophie Josephson, Senior Child Rights Advisor and project leader of ECPAT Sweden's helpline, and Jonas Karlsson, a quantitative sociologist and researcher who discussed the impact that sharing non-consensual explicit content has on a child.

March 23, 2022

This session allowed the audience to gain better insight into the complex nature of non-consensual content and how young people and adults can collectively strengthen efforts to prevent the spread of this content.

Read the full summary.

Cryptocurrency Webinar recap

Cryptocurrency Webinar recap

The first webinar in our season of Expert Insights consisted of a unique panel discussion that focused on how the private and public sectors work together to combat commercial child sexual exploitation relying on cryptocurrencies.

March 2, 2022

Our featured speakers were brought together by the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC). They are a part of the Cryptocurrency Working Group, a task force of leading experts assembled by ICMEC.

Read the full summary.

INHOPE Summit 2021

INHOPE Summit 2021

This year we focused on the first line of defence combatting the crisis of illegal content online. Digital first responders are the Trust and Safety operations, content moderation teams and analysts who put out the fire that is child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

September 21-22, 2021

This is our fourth annual summit and by far the largest. Four years ago, we started with 34 attendees and by this year we had over 300 people in attendance.

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Impact of COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19

This webinar presented the findings of an international research study of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the risk of online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) from the perspectives of specialist frontline professionals. The study is based on a global survey of specialist law enforcement and OCSE hotlines with follow-up interviews.

July 14, 2021

With many of those in the audience having taken part in the study, the webinar was set to be a lively and engaging hour – and it didn’t disappoint.

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Don't Look Away, Report it

Don't Look Away, Report it

This virtual conference created a dialogue among the Travel & Tourism industry, INHOPE and ECPAT International on reporting online and offline sexual exploitation of children.

June 30, 2021

With nearly 145+ registrants from 50+ countries and an attendee rating of 4.7/5, INHOPE and ECPAT’s collaborative Don’t Look Away - Virtual Conference provided an opportunity for those working in tourism to share expertise for better protecting children online and offline.

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AviaTor Forum

AviaTor Forum

This virtual forum explored the AviaTor Project: AviaTor stands for Augmented Visual Intelligence and Targeted Online Research. AviaTor's automation and intelligence will support your law enforcement's processing, assessment and prioritisation of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) reports.

May 26, 2021

“The AviaTor Project ticks both boxes: it fights child sexual abuse, and it provides missing tools to fight that crime area” Arnoud Heeres, European Commission.

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Report Box: Creating a CSAM reporting hotline

Report Box: Creating a CSAM reporting hotline

The INHOPE team presented the ESCAPE project and what Report Box is. The ESCAPE project (Funded by End Violence Against Children) represents INHOPE's vision to put an eco-system in place to ensure everyone globally can report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) encountered online...

May 6, 2021

Report Box represents responsibility – it’s not just about recognizing a problem. When we recognize a problem, we need to find a solution. As that solution, we offer you Report Box.

Summary available via source, to access the recording contact communications@inhope.org

Building your career in Trust and Safety

Building your career in Trust and Safety

The third webinar in our season of Expert Insights welcomed Margaux Liquard, Trust and Safety Lead at Yubo who broke down the Trust and Safety landscape to the 70+ attendees, all keen to hear how to support their teams, and take the next step in their career.

April 14, 2021

Drawing on ten years of experience, Margaux opened by outlining the immense changes the Trust and Safety (T&S) sector has seen. What is now a fast moving and complex online environment, T&S professionals must react to and anticipate a wide range of threats.

Summary available via source, to access the recording contact communications@inhope.org

An Industry Perspective

An Industry Perspective

An Industry Perspective: protecting children on the internet and in real life. This invite-only webinar provided a training session tailored to hotline staff and Law Enforcement on Twitch's work to combat CSAM, their escalation procedures, and their interactions with Law Enforcement (LE).

April 1, 2021

With an average of nearly 3 million viewers at any one time, Twitch, the live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, is an important player in the fight against Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).

This webinar was only open to law enforcement and hotline staff.

Becoming 'Stress-Proof'

Becoming 'Stress-Proof'

The first webinar in our season of Expert Insights welcomed Dr Mithu Storoni who guided the 100+ attendees through her science-backed guide to tackling stress. With an audience comprising..

March 3, 2021

“Stress is a word that we’ve all come across... but what’s the bottom line on stress: what really is stress?”

The first webinar in our season of Expert Insights welcomed Dr Mithu Storoni who guided the 100+ attendees through her science-backed guide to tackling stress. With an audience comprising largely of analysts and content moderators exposed to violent and sensitive content on a daily basis, Mithu’s words were met with eager ears.

Summary available via source, to access the recording contact communications@inhope.org

INHOPE Summit 2020

INHOPE Summit 2020

Our third annual INHOPE Summit was centered around how we all have a role in the fight against Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). We examined past cases, delivered industry presentations, provided technology demonstrations and discussed how to fight crime in the 21st Century.

ReportIt

September 22-23, 2020

The story of 'James' was the theme behind the INHOPE Summit 2020:

  • Location (Virtual Conference - Zoom)
  • Attendees (162)

Summary available via source

Project Aviator

Project Aviator

Combating Child and Sexual Exploitation - Project Aviator. Attendees were able to have their questions about AviaTor answered first-hand by the engineers working on the tool. Judging by the high level of participation throughout, there is a lot of excitement within the sector about AviaTor.

July 29, 2020

'Judging by the high level of participation throughout, there is a lot of excitement within the sector about the tool.'

If you have LEA contacts who would be interested in learning more about this project and would like to engage with Project AviaTor's partners, please tell them to contact the team by sending an email to info@aviator.isfp.eu.

Summary available via source

A Global Perspective

A Global Perspective

Drawing on news reports, academic research, campaigns videos, and his experiences in his own career fighting child sexual abuse, Guillermo Galarza zoomed in on the profiles of sexual offenders. Majority male and in positions of authority, they are watching increasingly graphic content with increasingly young children subject to increasingly violent acts.

The key to preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation from Guillermo’s perspective? Education...

July 1, 2020

Guillermo Galarza, Program Director at International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, used his extensive experience working in online child protection to provide shocking insights into the perpetrators of child sexual abuse before restoring our faith once more by demonstrating some of the tools available to catch and convict them.

Summary available via source

INHOPE Summit 2019

INHOPE Summit 2019

During out second US Summit we highlighted how the INHOPE network of hotlines removes online images
and videos of an eight-year old girl named 'Emma'. We discussed the journey of a report, the steps that are taken by the INHOPE network, the role ICCAM plays in preventing revictimisation, and the role that businesses play in preventing online CSAM, technologies that combat online CSAM.

INHOPEsummit2019

June 5, 2019

All citizens, global leaders, businesses and global brands must play a role today.

  • Location (Facebook, Menlo Park, California)
  • Attendees (44)

Summary available via source

INHOPE Summit 2018

INHOPE Summit 2018

The first INHOPE Summit was a platform to raise awareness of issue of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online, by understanding the demand of such content and the efforts to combat CSAM - highlighting the crucial role of INHOPE hotlines and the impact of ICCAM.

HarnessThePower

September 26-27, 2018

Harnessing the power of private sector resources enables INHOPE to improve technology, build global capacity and deliver leading-edge training.

  • Location (Microsoft, Quinault, Building 34, Redmond WA 98052)
  • Attendees (34)

Summary available via source