APLE Cambodia, a child protection NGO founded in 2003 to combat the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, has partnered with INHOPE Foundation in 2015 to establish the only internet hotline currently operating in the country for the public to report child sexual abuse material and other forms of online sexual exploitation of children found on the internet.
The internet hotline is closely linked to law enforcement, internet/ electronic service providers and other hotlines around the world, which enables the possibility for timely notice and takedown of images containing illegal and abusive content of children.
The hotline provides a crucial link in the protective chain of interventions against child sexual abuse and exploitation, by ensuring that the matters are referred to law enforcement for investigations, and that victims are rescued.
By the definition of INHOPE, a hotline enables the public to anonymously report online material they suspect may be illegal. A hotline analyst will investigate the report and if confirmed illegal, they act to have the content removed from the internet as rapidly as possible.