Albanian Safer Internet Centre


Vienna, Austria


About the organisation

The Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) exists to promote a safer and better use of the internet and mobile technologies among children and young people.

The initiative empowers children, parents and teachers to use digital media safely, responsibly and effectively. Services offered by include: Event service (workshops for schools, parents' evenings, teachers' conferences etc.). Brochure service (free distribution of practice-oriented teachers' and parents' handbooks, flyers for adolescents, privacy guidelines etc.). Online tools such as video tutorials, guidelines, quizzes and e-learning courses. A contact point for journalists. Practical information on online safety on the website, as well as on social media channels.

Awareness raising

The Austrian Hotline, Stopline, was founded in 1998 by the Austrian ISPA as a self-regulatory instrument of the internet industry to give internet users the opportunity to report illegal content they find online.

Key successes

Successful bottom-up strategy for schools:

Nationwide workshops, teachers' handbooks, further education for teachers etc.
Visible media campaigns.
Close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders in Austria.
Practice-oriented and innovative awareness materials (privacy guidelines, video tutorials etc.).
Broad support from ministries and industry.
Nine of ten minors know the helpline.
Instant removal of child pornography hosted in Austria (hotline).
Find more information here.