Nettivihje has been in operation since 2002 and offers the public a way to report potential illegal online content, especially concerning Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Reports can be made anonymously.
Nettivihje is a member of INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines) network, which strives to enhance the removal of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) from the Internet through national and international cooperation. Nettivihje passes information on illegal online content (CSAM) located outside Finland to the Hotline in the country where the illegal material is hosted. If there is no Hotline in the country in question, the information regarding the illegal content is passed to law enforcement in Finland. All relevant information regarding Finland is passed to Finnish law enforcement for evaluation and possible actions. The main purpose of Nettivihje and INHOPE is to hasten the removal of CSAM from the Internet and to help law enforcement to take further actions in the matter.