INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines and was founded in 1999 under the EC Safer Internet Action Plan.
The mission of the INHOPE Association is to support and enhance the performance of Internet Hotlines around the World, ensuring swift action is taken in responding to reports of illegal content making the internet a safer place.
Over the last decade the Internet has changed the way we communicate, the way we do business and ultimately the way we live. Unfortunately, there is also a downside to the Internet and the last number of years has seen an increase in illegal content online.
Hotlines have a key role to play in tackling the problems mentioned above and therefore making the Internet a safer place. They offer an easy way for the public to report suspected illegal sites and content they find on the Internet. Each report is reviewed by a content analyst and origin on the internet is traced and action is taken to ensure swift response.
Illegal activity on the Internet is a cross border problem that no one organisation can effectively tackle alone. Internet Hotlines have proven to be an effective first line of defence against illegal activity online.
INHOPE represents Internet Hotlines all over the world, supporting them in their aim to respond to reports of illegal content to make the Internet safer.
Click here to find out more about INHOPE at www.inhope.org