Nettivihje offers the public a way to report online content depicting child sexual exploitation and commercial sexual exploitation of children for example in tourism. Reports can be made anonymously.
Nettivihje has been in operation since 2002 and is a member of International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE), which is an active collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries worldwide. The main purpose of the INHOPE network is to enhance the removal of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) from the Internet and to help law enforcement to take further actions. Nettivihje passes all of the information related to illegal online content (CSAM) located outside Finland to the Hotline in the country where the illegal material is hosted as well as to Finnish National Bureau of Investigation. 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.