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  1. promoting safe, effective use of online technologyespecially by young people

  2. Set up by the EC in 2004coordinated by European Schoolnet Insafe in a nutshell Currently 30 awareness centres 27 helplines 30 youth panels pan-EU youth panel ************* 24 EU Hotlines

  3. How does Insafe operate? Coordinate, implement campaigns Assess impact Helpline Hotline Report/take down illegal content Youth panel Info & advice to young people (& parents/teachers) Consult young users to customise campaigns, promote peer advocacy

  4. Let’s take a closer look at SID • 72 countries • Institutions, industry • Local, national, EU & international events

  5. It’s more than a game, it’s your life! Some facts and figures about young internet users: • They spend 10% more time online than a year ago. • sleep 2 to 3 hours less per night than 10 years ago. • spend on average 8 hours weekly playing online game. • spend per year 850 hours in school, 1,500 hours in front of screen and… • only 50 hours discussing important issues with parents! 15% say “I find it easier to be myself on the internet than when I am with people face-to-face”? and 37% say this is a bit true*. • *Source: EU Kids Online survey 2010

  6. Resources for younger children For a new generation of internet users: • 75% of 5-7 year-olds in UK already online • over 10% use game devices to go online • 29% increase in 5-9 yr olds in virtual worlds • 22% of 8-11 yr olds have an SN profile • 2 in 3 chn have a mobile phone at age 10

  7. But also a world of opportunities… • January 2010: 18 million users registered on Second Life. • Facebook reports more than 500 million active users. • 13 million World of Warcraft (WoW) players, the world's largest Massively multiplayer online role-playing game. • $18 billion in online transactions and sales of virtual goods in virtual worlds in 2009. • …

  8. What young people do online EU Kids Online 2010 Source: EU Kids Online 2010 (23,420 children aged 9-16 using internet, plus parent)

  9. How does INHOPE operate? Coordinate, implement campaigns Assess impact Helpline Hotline Report/take down illegal content Youth panel Info & advice to young people (& parents/teachers) Consult young users to customise campaigns, promote peer advocacy

  10. Our Mission 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 to make the Internet a safer place Co-funded By the European Union

  11. Who is INHOPE? • INHOPE was founded in 1999 under the European Commission’s Safer Internet Action Plan to combat these growing concerns • INHOPE represents and co-ordinates the global network of 39 Internet Hotlines in 34 Countries, supporting them in their fight against illegal content to make the Internet safer

  12. Internet Hotlines • National contact point for the public to report illegal content on the Internet • Illegality of the reported sites is investigated by trained professional analysts • Origin of the illegal sites is traced • Information concerning the illegal site is passed to the member Hotline in the country of origin • Hotline in the country of origin informs the national law enforcement agency • Law enforcement procedures in national and international level • Internet Service Provider contacted by the Law Enforcement or the Hotline – depending on the national agreement • INHOPE best practice standards

  13. INHOPE Goals • To maintain a worldwide network of national Hotlines • To ensure rapid and effective response to reports of illegal content by developing consistent, effective and secure mechanisms for exchange of reports between Hotlines internationally • To implement INHOPE best practice standards, instigate training and encourage exchange of expertise

  14. Strategic Alliances • Governments and Government Bodies • EC, National Governments, UN, OSCE, Council of Europe • Law Enforcement Agencies • Local law enforcement, INTERPOL, Europol, VGT, EFC, Circamp • Child Welfare and Rights Groups • ECPAT, Save the Children, Childnet • Industry • EuroISPA, Internet industry, financial industry • Safer Internet Projects • INSAFE, eNACSO, EU Kids Online

  15. INHOPE URL Database • In order to gain more relevant information and to intensifythe work a shared URL database will be created • Reduce duplication of reports passed to Law Enforcement • Provides a global view of the problem related to the images of child sexual abuse • More relevant information for developing strategies to tackle the problem

  16. Countries Saying No to Illegal Content Co-funded By the European Union