About THE Hotline

Established and operated by APLE Cambodia since 2015 with the support of INHOPE Association of Internet Hotlines. A member of the INHOPE leading global network of hotlines currently consisting of 46 members operating in 42 countries around the world. 

The Hotline cooperates with law enforcement and industry.

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.

Mission and Vision

The Hotline shares and contributes to the vision and mission statement of APLE Cambodia. Our vision is 'A community with robust social and legal justice systems where children are safe from sexual abuse and exploitation. Our Mission is to strengthen national social and criminal justice systems for the protection of children affected by, or at risk of, sexual abuse and exploitation.

The Hotline provides a crucial link in the protective chain of interventions.

The Hotline ensures that the matters are referred to law enforcement for investigations, and that victims are rescued. 

The Hotline enables rescue and support for victims.

The Hotline helps law enforcement to identify and rescue child victims with the information it refers to them. It also helps the child and their families to access appropriate support services through the needs assessment and referral to be facilitated by the APLE team.

Frequently Asked Questions

ISP stands for Internet Service Provider, which means organizations that provide connectivity to the internet. This also refers to ESP’s (Electronic Service Providers)

A Notice and Takedown order is a procedure for asking a Hosting Provider (HP) or search engine to immediately remove or disable access to illegal, irrelevant or outdated information hosted on their

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.

Content (CSAM) removed is the time stamp recorded on ICCAM when a hotline confirms that the instance of the image and/or video has been removed from the internet.

Membership & Partnership

APLE is a member of two global networks dedicated to combating the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and operates under formal MoUs with the Ministry of Interior & the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation. APLE is also a trusted partner of Facebook and a member of Family Care First Network.
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