Polish hotline 2019 annual report and anniversary

  • Hotlines
  • 12/08/2020
  • Dyżurnet.pl, the Polish hotline

In 2020, Polish hotline Dyżurnet.pl celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Since the beginning of its operations, Polish hotline Dyżurnet.pl has treated the initiative of creating its team as its mission and a necessary part of combating the production and dissemination of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

The applications of the internet, as well as the possibilities it offers, have undergone a dynamic increase. Nevertheless, counteracting online threats remains a common challenge. In 2019, the Polish hotline received 12,517 reports of all categories, which were analysed by its team. Of these reports 2,295 concerned CSAM. More than half of it – 6,794 – were unique content, recognised for the first time by Dyżurnet.pl.

For the Polish hotline, a particularly challenging phenomenon that has emerged in the past year in the field of online safety, is self-generated content. As the statistics of the 2019 annual report show, up to 9 per cent of the illegal content depicting minors reported to the hotline, was created by children and young people under the age of 18. The Dyżurnet.pl annual report attempts (among other things) to analyse this trend because they believe that an effective response is possible only with a strong knowledge base.

For further information on the activities of the Polish hotline in 2019, please read the Dyżurnet.pl 2019 annual report (in Polish) on their website.

This article was initially published on the INHOPE website and is reproduced here with permission.

Find out more information about the work of the Polish 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.


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