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INHOPE - International Association of Internet Hotlines Reports on Child Pornography - Annual Report 2010
Mar 08, 2011 (04:03 PM EST)


AMSTERDAM, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- "Ensuring Swift Action Against Child Sexual Abuse Material on the Internet (child pornography)"

INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines) has today released its 2010 Annual Report. INHOPE represents Internet Hotlines in 34 countries combating on-line Child Sexual Abuse Material (child pornography).

    Main points:-

    - Number of Hotlines increased to 39 globally.
    - In 2010 INHOPE with the support of the European Commission, developed &
      launched the INHOPE Report Management System which has for the first
      time collected accurate data on web based child sexual abuse material
      (CSAM) including:-

        - Reports: - Over 24,000 reports of Child Sexual Abuse Material
          processed by INHOPE Hotlines in 2010.
        - Victim age: - 71% of victims pre-pubescent, 4% of victims were
          infants and 25% of victims were pubescent.
        - Victim gender: - 77% of victims were girls, 11% of victims were
          boys and 12% involved both genders.
        - Website type: - 78% of sites reported were non-commercial and 22%
          were commercially based requiring payment in some form.
        - INHOPE in collaboration with GSMA / Mobile Alliance developed and
          launched a "Guide to Establishing and Managing a Hotline".

A full copy of the report can be downloaded from:- http://www.inhope.org/Libraries/Annual_reports/2010_Annual_report.sflb.ashx

To learn more about INHOPE visit http://www.inhope.org

Further information:

About INHOPE

INHOPE is the International Association of Internet Hotlines. Its purpose is to support and enhance the performance of 39 Internet Hotlines around the World; ensuring swift action is taken in responding to reports of illegal content including Child Sexual Abuse Material, making the Internet a safer place.

Hotlines: INHOPE Hotlines are an effective first line of defence against illegal activity online. Through a Hotline, members of the public can make a report about something they suspect to be illegal on the Internet. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the Internet Service Provider hosting the content.

SOURCE International Association of Internet Providers - INHOPE