Icelandic Safer Internet Centre
About the organisation
The Icelandic Safer Internet Centre exists to promote a safer and better use of the internet and mobile technologies among children and young people.
Profile last reviewed: May 2020
The Icelandic awareness node is Heimili og skoli (Home and School), the National Parents´Association in Iceland.
Heimili og skoli was a partner of SIAP from 1 October 2004 and took part in both SUSI and SAFT projects on behalf of Iceland. Our awareness work is partly built on the experience and resources from those projects. We will continue using the SAFT brand for the SIAPI project and have a new slogan: SAFT SAmfélag, Fjölskylda og Tækni (Society, Family and Technology). Our mission statement is to empower children and parents to enjoy the internet and new media in a safe and positive way.
The Icelandic Red Cross runs the 1717 Helpline for people who need assistance because of internet-related issues – those with grief, anxiety, distress, depression or suicidal thoughts can contact online or call the Red Cross helpline free of charge, 24 hours a day. The phone line also has a crucial function during times of emergency. More than a hundred volunteers from the Red Cross Reykjavík Branch operate the phone line, having received training to do so. 1717 is a toll-free number and the phone call does not appear on the phone bill. The Red Cross coordinates the helpline activities.
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Barnaheill – Save the Children Iceland has operated a hotline since November 2001. The hotline has worked very closely with the national police and with other hotlines. The hotline is a member of the international organisation INHOPE, and participates actively in the development of INHOPE. The National Commissioner of Police is in charge of analysing reports and is a partner with Barnaheill – Save the Children Iceland in running the hotline.
The National Police investigate leads and forward them to Barnaheill who uploads data to the IHRMS database – both will cooperate with other INHOPE hotlines. The National Police will also forward leads to Europol and Interpol.
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