The mission of INHOPE is to support the network of hotlines in combating online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).
In a borderless digital world CSAM has global consequences and as CSAM increases so do our efforts and those of our partners to combat it.
INHOPE’s vision is a world free of Child Sexual Abuse Material online.
We advocate for legislative and policy changes with the support and funding from the European Commission.
INHOPE is made up of 47 hotlines around the world that operate in all EU member states, Russia, South Africa, North & South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We support hotlines and their partner organisations through training, best practices, quality assurance and staff welfare.
Establish a hotline
The starting point for any initiative seeking to establish a hotline will be to understand the particulars of the national context in which the hotline will be developed. Before deciding whether it will be feasible and possible to set up an Internet hotline, it is crucial to understand what an ‘hotline’ is, and what it is not.
Find out more using our hotline development guide.
Run for its Members by its Members
INHOPE is a members' organisation, run for its members by its members. INHOPE is governed by Articles of Association (English translation) and Rules and Regulations. The original Dutch version of the Articles of Association (Deed 25th May 2018), only the text of the Dutch notarial deed executed in the Dutch language prevails. Member hotlines have to comply with a Code of Practice. Members vote to elect a President who leads an elected Executive Committee, also known as the Board.
The Board is charged with the management and administration of the Association. The Board currently consists of six people.
What is a report? When we say ´Report` we are referring to a URL that contains potentially illegal images or videos. One report can contain an unlimited number of images and videos.
On Safer Internet Day 2020 a Focus Group took place exploring the topic of how Artificial Intelligence can be used by Internet hotlines to identify and remove Child Sexual Abuse Material (...)
A single anonymous report can have an incredibly huge impact. INHOPE’s member hotlines have countless success stores in which a public report has led to the successful investigations a (...)
Our hotlines, like many organisations, have had to adapt to the situation around COVID-19. This includes temporary work from home policies on non-CSAM activities. To many this is a new c (...)
If you’re working remotely over the coming weeks, now more than ever it's vital that you do your part to protect children online.
INHOPE has launched a ‘Support Us’ page on our website.
When you report something to a hotline in your country you may wonder what impact this has. In the majority of cases our member hotlines work indirectly/directly with law enforcement off (...)
The global network of Internet hotlines, INHOPE, partners with Cloudflare, one of the largest Internet infrastructure networks, to combat Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online.
The AviaTor project began in January 2019 with project partners from ZiuZ Forensics, Web IQ, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, the National Police of the Netherland (...)
Gyerekaneten.hu, (Child on the Net) dictionary-structured website operated by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) launched on March 1st.