News and events
The International Association of Internet Hotlines released its Annual Report for the year 2012, thoroughly documenting its efforts and the efforts of its members in the global fight against online child sexual abuse. Entitled 'Making a real difference', the report comprises a significant set of statistical results extracted from INHOPE's unique database, the INHOPE Report Management System (IHRMS).
The Annual Report also features case studies and success stories from around the world and across the network which have led to the arrest of offenders and the identification of victims. In addition, it highlights the strong partnerships in place with law enforcement and key industry players to speed up the removal of child sexual abuse material from the Internet while providing financial transparency and disclosing what was accomplished with the funds received.
Consult the press release here.
Read the full report here.
Consult the full report on the homepage of saferinternetday.org.
The Best Content for Kids European Award aims at encouraging children and adults to create new and highlight already existing child-friendly, quality online content European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "The online world can be a great place for kids. I dream of building a Better Internet for Children: with the right online content, kids can explore, play and learn safely – ensuring they have a great time while also gaining the skills for a digital world. I hope this this competition can generate and celebrate bright ideas from across Europe". The competition will run in most EU member states and also in Iceland, Norway and Russia during 2013.
For further information consult the press release here.
Visit the website for further information on the competition in your country: http://www.bestcontentaward.eu
We are pleased to announce the Youth Achievement Competition winners. We have selected three winners who have excelled on their category.
2012 has seen impressive advances in the time taken to remove images and videos of children being sexually abused online. Whereas in the past, evidence of these horrific crimes may have remained online for many months, occasionally years, INHOPE can now report that in the majority of instances the content is taken down in days and sometimes just hours.
This hasn’t happened by chance. A concerted effort by all 43 INHOPE Hotlines, their law enforcement partners and internet companies has made this huge difference. Without everyone playing their part in a professional and pragmatic way, this outcome would never have been thought possible.
INHOPE's Press Release and our 5 Infographics can be viewed here.
In this edition we hear from several of our Safer Internet Centres on their educational initiatives ranging from new materials on safe online searching in Germany, to interactive whiteboard resources in Latvia, to an anti-bullying campaign in Lithuania, and use of the Scratch learning tool in Portugal to help nurture creativity in learning, at the same time as developing online safety materials.
We also bring you news on the date of Safer Internet Day 2014, and information on the latest resources from across the Insafe network.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the Insafe's newsletter available here.