The Internet has become another necessary part of present-day life for people of all ages, in all careers, and in the fields of education, research, business, and entertainment. Mass media uses it to communicate with the public, both in sending messages and receiving feedback. It follows that, intentionally or unintentionally, the Internet can harm society.
ThaiHotline (www.thaihotline.org) is an attempt by Internet users and service providers to reduce illegal and harmful content by obstructing the appearance of this type of content on the Internet. ThaiHotline seeks to develop a mechanism to facilitate the cooperation of responsible stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, law-enforcement agencies, Internet service providers, web hosting services, child protection organizations and others for an effective procedure to prevent and resolve related problems in order to make the Internet a safer place for every user. ThaiHotline is a member of INHOPE Foundation, which is affiliated with the INHOPE. INHOPE or International Association of Internet Hotlines (www.inhope.org) is an active collaborative network of 44 hotlines in 38 countries worldwide, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out and eradicating child sexual abuse material on the Internet.