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From Monday, 9 March to Tuesday, 14 April 2020, INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, is running a #reportit campaign across social media to promote the importance of reporting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) when encountered online.Read more
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
In cooperation with BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Ministry of Education has launched an awareness campaign on "The use of screens in the family" which will run until April 2020. The aim of the campaign is to make parents aware of their role in this regard and to provide them with advice on how to use digital media responsibly in the family.Read more
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
In February 2020, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) coordinated Safer Internet Day (SID) actions in Estonia with various awareness events and the publication of thematic awareness raising materials.Read more
When you report something to a hotline in your country you may wonder what impact this has. In the majority of cases, the INHOPE member hotlines work both indirectly and directly with law enforcement officials and internet service providers. This means that when you report content you believe to contain child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to your local hotline, this information will be passed to the police who do have the power to investigate the crime that is being committed. In some instances, the hotline can even report the content to the internet service provider and have the content removed directly from the internet.Read more
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
Save the Children Romania, coordinator of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020 by organising a public press event called "Challenges of internet use: Proliferation of child sexual abuse materials online".Read more
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
Studies conducted by Save the Children Romania show that one in two Romanian children aged 12-17 report having faced cyberbullying online.Read more
- BIK Team
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this September 2019, on the occasion of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month, we delve into positive online content: what it is, why it is necessary, how children (aged 0-12) can benefit from it, and how its production and mainstreaming can be facilitated to reach as many users as possible. In doing so, the present BIK bulletin will feature the perspectives of the different groups that have a stake in positive online content: young people, parents and carers, teachers and other educational staff, content producers, policy makers and the research community.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) had a very busy summer, campaigning on digital parenting and providing important recommendations on the importance of getting to know the digital world for parents with children aged 0-8.Read more
Finnish hotline Save the Children actively engages in prevention of sexual violence against children
- Save the Children Finland, the Finnish hotline
- Internet Hotline, the Hungarian hotline
In Hungary, widespread online abuse where "content is made accessible without permission" spurred five Communication and Media Science BA students from the Corvinus University of Budapest to produce a film that was supported by National Media and Infocommunications Authority. Now, to mark Safer Internet Day 2019, it was promoted – with consent from the authors – as part of a mini-campaign on YouTube.Read more