e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Every year the Slovenian hotline, Spletno oko, organises a conference on the topic of online child sexual exploitation in co-operation with the Criminal Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate and with the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.

Throughout the course of the conference, participants, who include police, prosecutors, judges, social workers, school workers, NGOs, the industry and academy, discuss the opportunities and responsibilities they have in providing safer internet for children and in preventing the distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

The theme of this year's seventh annual conference, held on 20 September 2017 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, was e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow. The keynote speaker was Maggie Brennan, lecturer in Criminology at University College Cork, Ireland and a researcher in the field of child sexual exploitation (CSE) material. In her lecture, she presented the work of the international working group on best practices in the management of online sex offending.

The Slovenian conference: e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow

The Slovenian conference: e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow

Other speakers who also covered various aspects of online child abuse included Stopline hotline manager Barbara Schlossbauer (Austria), Katarzyna Staciwa (Europol), Andy Phippen (University of Plymouth, UK), Anton Toni Klan─Źnik (Criminal Police Directorate, Slovenia) and Igor Areh (University of Maribor, Slovenia).

Six workshops were also organised; each of them covered specific challenges in this field. Overall, more than 240 people attended the 2017 conference.

Find out more about the work of the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.

Find out more about the work of INHOPE, the International Association of Internet 


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