of the Positive Online Content Campaign
Below you will find more information about the organisations which have made the Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) possible: through their expertise, their endorsement, their committment to making the internet a better place for children and young people, and their active support both during the research phase and in planning for the forthcoming awareness week.
Please note: ths page is being constantly updated as we approach the Positive Online Content Campaign Awareness Week. Please check back regularly for the latest information.
BeSmartOnline! has been the Maltese national flagship initiative that promotes the safer use of the Internet for the past 6 years. The project is coordinated by the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) and implemented through a consortium made up of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS), the Office of the Commissioner for Children (CfC) and the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE).
Aġenzija Appoġġ (AA), through the FSWS, has been offering the services of a Helpline, which is provided through the national Supportline 179, through which the general public, especially children, carers and educators, can seek help in the event that they have fallen victim, or encounter cases of online risks.
AA also administers a Hotline, an online portal accessible through www.childwebalert.gov.mt where individuals can report websites containing images or videos depicting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) Through this platform the Maltese Hotline alerts international colleagues about CSAM hosted on their countries' servers. The hotline also contributes to the ICSE (International Child Sexual Exploitation) image database managed by Interpol, which helps to identify the children abused in these images.
The CfC ensures the active participation of children and youths in the numerous activities organised by the BeSmartOnline! project, giving youths a ‘voice' in the national discussions on the subject. This Office has also been a key player in raising awareness on Internet Safety and has regularly contributed to the development of resources in this regard.
COFACE Families Europe is a pluralistic network of civil society associations representing the interests of all families. With 58 member organisations in 23 member states of the EU, it represents more than 25 million families in Europe.
COFACE Families Europe advocates for policies of non-discrimination and equal opportunities between persons and between family forms, and specifically supports policies aimed at increasing equality between women and men, with a special focus on reconciliation between work, care and family life.
COFACE Families Europe's areas of work include social/family policy, education, disability, gender equality, migration, consumer issues, and also protection of children online, privacy, data protection and reflections on technological developments and how they may impact families.
fragFINN aims at establishing a secure place on the Internet that allows children aged 6 to 12 years old to surf the web without any risk of them finding harmful content. Building up a whitelist and secure search engine for children, fragFINN is promoting the positive diversity of the internet for children. In this respect, children can pursue their interests over the full length and breadth of the internet and learn how to use the medium responsibly and on their own.
The German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media service providers (FSM e. V.) is a non-profit registered association concerned with the protection of young people in online media. Working within the system of regulated self-regulation introduced by the German Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in the Media (JMStV) in 2003, the FSM is the recognised self-regulation organisation in the telemedia sector.
Together with its member companies and associations, the FSM is doing important work to strengthen youth media protection and keep in check online media content that is illegal or harmful to young people or impairs their development.
The FSM engages in extensive educational work and promoting media literacy for children and adults. With partners we have developed an internet guide specifically for children to help them while exploring the internet, school materials and tool kits regarding digital and social media for teachers as well as an internet guide for parents.
Furthermore the FSM operates a hotline for any user to report online content that is criminal or harmful to young persons. It is a member of INHOPE, the worldwide network of Internet hotlines for combating illegal content on the Internet, particularly depictions of child abuse.
As the German centre at federal and state level concerning the protection of minors on the internet, jugendschutz.net looks closely at risks in internet services specifically attracting young people and urges providers and platform operators to design their content in a way that allows children and young people to use the internet freely. jugendschutz.net operates a hotline accepting reports about illegal and harmful content and takes appropriate action to have this content removed as quickly as possible. The focus of the work is on risky contacts, self-harm behavior, political extremism and child sexual exploitation, but jugendschutz.net also aims at enabling young users to have safe and positive experiences online.
jugendschutz.net is a major player when it comes to the protection of minors on the internet. The center combines monitoring, research and action taken in terms of violations of youth protection laws with raising awareness among relevant stakeholders. Knowledge and findings, trends and developments are shared with civil society, internet industry, politics, educators and practitioners in the field of political education and youth social work. This multidimensional approach allows for a quick response to new phenomena on the internet.
klicksafe is the German Awareness Centre within the CEF Telecom Programme of the EU and part of the Insafe network. It is a mutual endeavour of the Media Authority for Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK, coordinator) and the Media Authority for North Rhine-Westphalia (LfM).
klicksafe works towards improving safety on the web, and has been active in Germany since 2004. lts aim is to promote online literacy among users and to support them in handling the internet and new media competently and critically. Our target groups are parents and children, educators and multipliers, organisations, institutions, and enterprises.
klicksafe offers media education tips for parents, classroom materials for teachers and educators, and an overview of current topics on the internet.
klicksafe raises awareness about safety issues and informs the public on new developments, opportunities and risks online. klicksafe provides information about Hotlines (for reports about illegal content) and Helplines (for counselling in case of problems encountered online).
The CEF Telecom Programme is being implemented in Germany by the group Safer Internet DE, whose members are klicksafe (as Awareness Centre), the Hotlines run by eco and FSM (as Internet-Beschwerdestelle.de) and jugendschutz.net, and the Helpline Nummer gegen Kummer.
Save the Children Romania is a national non-governmental organisation, established in April 1990, whose purpose has been since then to promote, defend and monitor children's rights in Romania, in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It carries out programmes within its 12 local branches and Bucharest, and it is mainly based on the volunteer activity of its 6,000 members who actively support it.
Salvati Copiii's programmes address all children, but the organisation's activity focuses mainly on the most vulnerable groups of children: working street children, abused and neglected children, children without proper parental care, Roma children, and so on. Throughout the years, the organisation has developed educational programmes, protection, social and medical assistance programmes, at the same time stimulating children's participation in activities of promotion and recognition of their rights; 1.5 million children have been involved in its activities.
An important component of its identity is represented by advocacy and lobby activities, mobilising civil society leaders and carrying out awareness-raising campaigns, in order to change for the better the lives of children. It is a member of Save the Children International, the world's largest independent organisation for the promotion of children's rights, including 30 members and conducting programmes in more than 120 countries.
Tomorrowschild Company specialises in research and film production within the context of the child and the family. We undertake work across the world and are privileged to be involved in projects that have made a direct difference to children, such as, Parentchannel.tv and the Bright Start Foundation. Our clients include Sony, BBC, Nickelodeon,Teletubbies and TalkTalk.TV - all of which means that we are on the cutting edge of what is important to children and their families.
Dr Jacqueline Harding–Vallance is the Director and Samuel Harding heads up the film production team.