Global hotlines mark Safer Internet Day

The INHOPE network of internet hotlines marked Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 by way of numerous activities across the world. Hotlines organised a range of events from symposiums to social media campaigns to spread the SID message.

Some of the activities are highlighted below:
  • The French hotline, Point de Contact, organised a round table discussion on fake news and also hosted a cocktail reception on SID to encourage public-private partnership to make the internet a safer place for all.
  • ChildWEBalert, the hotline in Malta, organised informative sessions with the Armed Forces of Malta and scouts group. These sessions focused on online risks as well as child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
  • The Film and Publication Board in South Africa hosted numerous events to celebrate SID. These included plenary sessions, a focus group, a walkathon, a workshop for educators and a game for children. Topics addressed during these events included child sexual abuse material, cyberbullying, sexting and cyber safety. The aim of the activities was to raise awareness of the dangers that the online world poses, and also how to use the internet safely.
  • Te Protejo in Colombia published a press release that highlighted the number of reports received and the number of blocked illegal websites that contained child sexual abuse material. A series of conferences were organised by Red Papaz and the Ministry of ICT, where Te Protejo also presented and spoke about online child sexual abuse material.
A brief overview of some of the activities organised by INHOPE member hotlines is given in the infographic below:
INHOPE infographic on SID 2018 hotlines activities
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