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Quarterly Seminar

INHOPEs Network Expansion team are here to support prospective hotlines who wish to take the journey of setting up and running a hotline. We assist your in getting government support, setting up a Memorandum of Understanding with Law Enforcement, creating awareness, building relationships with stakeholders and more.

Does your country need a hotline? We recommend key stakeholders view our introductory seminar on the topic of creating a hotline to tackle CSAM online.

Request a copy of our Quarterly Seminar from our Network Expansion Team.

Expert Insights

Every year we host a series of webinars that enable collaboration and foster in-depth discussion amongst global industry players, multi-stakeholders and digital first responders coming together for a common purpose to combat online child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

Interested in attending our 2024 webinar series? Don't miss out, click here for a full overview.

Annual INHOPE Summit

The INHOPE Summit is an annual event that brings together technology, law enforcement and industry partners to tackle the removal of online CSAM.

The INHOPE Summit 2023 hosted by Meta focussed on 'Partnering Product with Policy'. Our goal was to unite online platform product design with policy, in order to establish user-centred experiences that prioritise user safety and user rights.

Do you have an enquiry? Reach out to us via communications@inhope.org

Webinar: How AI is being abused to create CSAM

Webinar: How AI is being abused to create CSAM

On March 7th the Internet Watch Foundation will take us through how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being abused to create CSAM. Through case studies, they illustrate the alarming extent to which AI is abused to generate CSAM. They also shed light on analytical findings drawn from discussions between AI CSAM perpetrators on the dark web. Make sure to attend!

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INHOPE will be inviting experts to share their insights to everyone supporting the fight against Child Sexual Abuse Material on the latest methodologies, tech, and research available in our field. Why not ensure you get all the latest information on INHOPE events?

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Expert Insights
Webinar Playlist

Access Expert Insights webinar recordings on topics related to tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation online.

A deep dive into the INHOPE Annual Report 2022
Data for change: listening to the voices of children online
Building Resilience in Trust and Safety
Proactive vs Reactive hotline communication
Online grooming: existing legislation and the importance of a universal definition
Developing Resilience in the Digital Safety Field
Deep Dive INHOPE Annual Report
Rise of transactional sexting & self-generated content
The consequences of sharing non-consensual content
Previous Events
CPORT Forum Recap 2023

CPORT Forum Recap 2023

On September 28th the Data Exchange and Intelligence Forum took place in Amsterdam as part of project CPORT.

Obstacles and possibilities in the joint fight against CSAM

Over 60 representatives from key players such as INTERPOL, Europol, The European Commission, Discord, WeTransfer, Ziuz Forensic Investigation, Council of Europe, and WeProtect Global Alliance as well as law enforcement officials from 14 different countries within the EU and hotlines representatives from 19 different countries came together to exchange knowledge and experiences.

Recap INHOPE Summit 2023

Recap INHOPE Summit 2023

Recap INHOPE Summit 2023

Partnering Product with Policy

This event aspired to create open engagement between stakeholders from product and policy, explore cross collaboration, outline the fundamental requirements to create safe online experiences and generate implementation goals and guidelines for online platforms.

Recap: 2023 Webinar Overview

Recap: 2023 Webinar Overview

An overview of all the webinars hosted by INHOPE's Expert Insights during the 2023 season.

2023 Webinar Overview

Read all the webinar recaps of the 2023 Expert Insights season.

Recap: OSINT in the fight against CSAM

Recap: OSINT in the fight against CSAM

Maike Borst, a digital specialist at the Dutch National Police outlined various different approaches to using OSINT to identify locations, victims or offenders.

The use of OSINT in the fight against CSAM

The 2023 Expert Insights season came to a close. During the last webinar of this season, attendees witnessed a fascinating presentation on the value of open-source intelligence (OSINT) in supporting and advancing law enforcement investigations.

Recap: Understanding gaming nuances

Recap: Understanding gaming nuances

Maria Oliveira Tamellini, Co-founder of the organisation spoke on gaming dynamics and features, existing safety measures, and the importance of innovation and collaboration to accelerate young gamers' protection.

Understanding gaming nuances to protect youth online

As online games continue to play an increasingly essential role in the lives of young people, ensuring their safety is at the core of many discussions worldwide. But what makes games so special and unique for young gamers? And what can be done to improve digital safeguards in games?

Recap: The INHOPE Annual Report 2022

Recap: The INHOPE Annual Report 2022

INHOPE's Abby Roberts and Kalina Zografska take you on a deep dive into INHOPE's Annual Report 2022. Learn about the projects started in the year 2022, as well as the milestones and outcomes achieved as a global organization.

INHOPE Annual Report 2022

You will get an overview of the data INHOPE has seen exchanged between their member hotlines, the methods of collection of the data and the trends and insights that our analysts have shared.

Recap: Listening to the voices of children

Recap: Listening to the voices of children

Serena Tommasino from the End Violence Partnership and Daniel Kardefelt-Winther from UNICEF presented the webinar "Data for change: listening to the voices of children about their experiences online" for 122 attendees on April 20th, 2023.

Data for change

How important are data and evidence-based approaches to tackling global digital safety issues? This question was addressed during this webinar where participants were guided through a deep-dive into the large-scale research project Disrupting Harm.

Recap: Building employee resilience

Recap: Building employee resilience

The 2023 Expert Insights series continues. On the 5th of April, 69 attendees joined the INHOPE webinar to listen to Jean Claffey, a licensed professional counsellor, and Senior Wellness and Resiliency Manager at TaskUs.

Building employee resilience in Trust and Safety

In this webinar we share insights regarding current challenges with traditional wellness programmes and introduced innovative strategies to prevent harm to mental health while working in trust and safety.

Recap: CSAM and the dark web

Recap: CSAM and the dark web

On the 9th of March, we welcomed 118 attendees to kick off our first Expert Insights webinar of this year with the topic: “CSAM and the dark web: tracking new trends through blockchain analysis."

CSAM and the dark web - tracking new trends through blockchain analysis

The session was held by TRM Labs, a blockchain intelligence company working with public sector agencies and private sector companies to detect and combat crypto-related crime.

Recap INHOPE Summit 2022

Recap INHOPE Summit 2022

On the 20th and the 21st of September 2022, INHOPE held its fifth annual INHOPE Summit, hosted by Amazon Web Services in Washington D.C.

Talk About It!

This event aspired to create a space for stakeholders across different sectors to discuss challenges, talk about opportunities and examine potential initiatives and approaches to collectively combat Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online.

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.

Read the event outcomes now

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.

Access the summary now.

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.

Read the summary

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.

Read the event highlights now

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