Slovenian Safer Internet Centre
About the organisation
Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Slovenia is the national project promoting and ensuring a better internet for kids. The project is co-financed by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA); in Slovenia financial support also comes from the Government Information Security Office. The project is run by a consortium of partners coordinated by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, the Academic and Research Network of Slovenia (ARNES), the Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth (ZPMS), and the Youth Information and Counselling Center of Slovenia (MISSS).
Profile last updated: March 2023
As an awareness centre, Safe.si imparts information to its five target groups about the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies. The project aims to provide children, teenagers, parents, teachers and other professionals who work with children (e.g. childcare workers, social workers, and health personnel) with the knowledge and tools that they require to foster digital literacy and empowerment of children and teenagers, as well as youth participation. The primary objective is to provide children and teenagers with the digital skills and tools they need to take advantage of digital transformation and to help them become resilient digital citizens.
The centre initiates, coordinates and participates in a broad range of activities and initiatives with the aim of raising awareness in this area.
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Children, teenagers, young people and parents that find themselves with a need or predicament associated with the use of the internet or mobile devices can call the toll-free number of the Tom telefon helpline, 111 116. Calls are accepted on this telephone number every day, including Sundays and holidays, from 12.00 to 20.00. Additionally, questions can also be asked via the contact form on the website of Tom Telefon. A chat room is also available several times a week. Users can also contact us by sending an e-mail.
Anonymity and confidentiality of the conversation and users are guaranteed on all channels. The counsellors at the helpline are trained to be able to give helpful advice to users, to guide them to help them resolve the issues themselves, or direct them to other institutions that can help.
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Hotline Spletno oko enables internet users to anonymously report any child sexual abuse images or material. The main mission of the hotline is to reduce the amount of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online in close cooperation with the police, internet service providers (ISPs), and other governmental and non-governmental organisations in Slovenia.
The hotline achieves its mission by pursuing the following goals: hotline operation (which enables anonymous reporting of online child sexual abuse material), awareness raising about child sexual abuse online, fast and effective processing of received reports, and cooperation with other hotlines around the world.
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Coordination of youth participation activities enables discussions with children and young people about their online experiences. The goal is to gain their opinions and suggestions and include them in discovering new trends, risks and knowledge gaps in order to prepare relevant awareness-raising resources, web content, workshops and other activities that meet their needs and give them the knowledge they need.
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The Slovenian Awareness Centre has positioned itself as the key resource and knowledge base for children’s use of the internet and mobile technologies in Slovenia. The project has achieved excellent results in collaboration with schools. The awareness centre has been involved actively in educating young people, parents and teachers about the opportunities and potential risks of using the internet since 2007. It is one of the most recognised brands in Slovenia offering training on online safety. On average, the Safe.si awareness centre visits more than 330 schools and educates more than 23,000 youngsters, parents and teachers annually.
Every year, the Slovenian awareness centre encourages schools to prepare their own activities for Safer Internet Day (SID). To encourage participation effectively, we prepare a SID Toolkit every year, which includes lesson plans with activities for different age groups, decision trees, leaflets, videos and other interesting tools that can be used in the classroom. There was record participation of young people in Safer Internet Day 2023 activities in Slovenia. A record number of 343 schools registered for the SID Toolkit and around 40,000 pupils and students were involved.
The hotline, in collaboration with the Police and the Association of Informatics and Telecommunications at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, organises well-known annual conferences on child sexual abuse images that bring together hundreds of stakeholders (e.g. police, prosecutor’s offices, courts, social services, NGOs, educators and industry leaders). In 2022, the 12th edition of the conference gathered together around 220 professionals.
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The Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is supported nationally by a broad network of stakeholders. A whole range of institutions from public sector organisations and bodies, to NGOs, industry players, media, educational organisations and experts, support the goal of the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre to create a better internet for all users, and especially children and youngsters.