Finnish Hotline Nettivihje
The Finnish Hotline Nettivihje, maintained by Save the Children Finland, has been in operation since 2002. Nettivihje offers the public a way to anonymously report online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The work of Nettivihje consists of daily assessment and classification of reports received by using ICCAM-solution.
The fast removal of CSAM prevents re-victimization of the children depicted in the material. By quickly passing on the information to both national and international law enforcement agencies both helps with the victim identification and saves children from ongoing abuse, also in Scandinavia.
National and international cooperation is key part of the hotline work. Nettivihje is a part of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE) and closely cooperates with both national and international law enforcement agencies. Combating online child sexual exploitation requires diversified measures ranging from the activity of individual citizens to wider international cooperation.
The project started in 2002 and is still running.