Spletno oko – Eighth conference on child sexual abuse online in Slovenia

  • Hotlines
  • 18/10/2018
  • Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline

On Thursday, 27 September 2018, the eighth annual Spletno oko conference on  child sexual abuse online took place. This year's theme was "Treatment of e-abuses of children: from theory to practice".

The event drew more than 220 participants, including representatives from the police, prosecutors' offices, courts, social services, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), education and industry. The event was hosted at the Faculty of Social Science where the Spletno oko Hotline is also based.

The conference opened with speeches from the co-organisers of the event: Dr. Katja Lozar Manfreda, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences; Mag. Boštjan Lindav, Director of the Criminal Police Directorate; and Nenad Šutanovac, Director of the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications at the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia.

In the plenary lecture, Dr. Ethel Quayle, Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, presented recent research on e-abuse and the importance of her findings for preventive measures. In particular she emphasised two points:

  • Adults and children have a different conception of what abuse is.
  • The younger the children, the worse the form of abuse.

After Dr. Quayle's lecture, the Slovenian hotline organised different workshops, aiming to give participants the tools to deal properly with online issues and harmful online content.

For more information, read a detailed account of the event on the Sleptno oko website, visit the INHOPE website and the Slovenian hotline website.

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


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