Effective action against illegal content can only be achieved if all actors concerned join forces across borders. In order to combat child sexual abuse material, jugendschutz.net closely collaborates with INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines). INHOPE is a global network of hotlines committed to combating child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
The main objective of INHOPE are:
- Development of effective, safe and coordinated mechanisms for the hotlines to exchange reports
- Creation of guidelines and best practices for the hotline work
- Exchange of know-how among the members
- Technical training of hotline staff
The mission of INHOPE is to support the network of hotlines and enable them to process the reports they receive as quickly as possible. jugendschutz.net and seven other European hotlines founded INHOPE in 1999 to join efforts to combat CSAM.
Today INHOPE has 50 members from 46 countries and is made up of hotlines in all EU member states, Australia, USA, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Russia and Japan. The network has been funded by the European Commission for years, currently under the CEF Program ‘Better Internet for Kids’. The network is continuously expanding and welcomes new member hotlines every year.
INHOPE does not operate a hotline, but coordinates the work of the member hotlines and offers support through training, best practices and quality assurance. All INHOPE members follow the Code of Practice that establishes and maintains common minimum standards for the good operation of a hotline.