Activities of the Hungarian hotline on Safer Internet Day 2019
- 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.
The students made a three-minute film with a fast-paced plot that unfolds entirely on the screen of the phone of the protagonist, Dóri. The story picks up after a break-up and, starting from Dóri's Instagram profile, it is revealed how the victim's now ex-boyfriend abuses some private images.
It is an instructive story that also showcases the internet hotline as a reporting portal and resource for online problems. The National Media and Infocommunications Authority is a proud promoting partner of this work.
This mini-campaign was the concluding phase of a national campaign that promoted the nine reporting categories of the internet hotline, emphasising the importance of reporting CSAM.
Additionally, on Safer Internet Day, the internet hotline organised an internal workshop for colleagues of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority with the objective of educating parents on how to keep children safe online. This workshop on the safe use of the internet was practice-oriented and leveraged the experience of the hotline team. The most common online issues for children aged 0-8 and 9-16 were analysed and discussed with the participants.
Find out more information about the work of the Hungarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.
- Biztonsagosinternet, the Hungarian hotline
The "biztonsagosinternet.hu" hotline in Hungary is operated by the International Children's Safety Services (ICSS). However, in recent months, the departure of the previous analyst made it hard for the hotline to keep functioning properly. The position has since then been filled by a recent psychology graduate, who will also take over some tasks within the remit of the awareness centre.
- Hungarian Safer Internet Day
In Hungary, the main Safer Internet Day (SID) event was held on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 at the National University of Public Service in Service of the Nation, in Budapest.
- BIK Team
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Safer Internet Day campaign turned 16 – and what a great day it was! Under the unifying slogan of "Together for a better internet", we called upon all stakeholders to join forces and bring their contribution to making the internet a safer and better place for all – especially for children and young people.
- Hungarian Safer Internet Centre
The Hungarian Internet Hotline, operated by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority, has recently launched a brand-new hotline website with a new logo and content. The Internet Hotline has been operating in Hungary since 2011 and it was time to refresh the website and provide up-to-date and relevant information. On the new website, the reporting interface has been transferred to the home page and legal information on the nine reporting categories is also provided. It is also now easy to report illegal or harmful content via mobile phones.