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Member States to implement harmful content alert hotlines

Indicator Status Evidence
Is there a fully implemented hotline in the Member State? Yes Referring the distribution of child pornography and the sexual abuse a Hotline is set up in the Bundeskriminalamt, Büro 3.2.1.-violent crime. Furthermore there is the Hotline “Stopline” (INHOPE-Mitglied) which is promoted by the Safer-Intenet-Programm of the EU. It is also possible to report perceptions referring child pornography and national socialism. Cooperation with the Bundeskriminalamt is given. At the moment there is no dedicated hotline for cybercrime in Austria. There only exists an email-address ( which can be used for this purpose. The single point of contact of the “Bundeskriminalamt” is responsible to receive phone-calls also for cybercrime.
Is this hotline supported by law-enforcement? Yes See answer to question 1 with respect to child pornography. Cybercrime: As far as the SPOC can be seen as a hotline, it is supported by law-enforcement.
Are there awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children organised in the Member States? Yes, which is part of the Safer Internet Centre Austria (Safer Internet Programme). Funded mainly by European Commission, national co-funding is carried out by Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, and the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth and industry partners.
Has the Member State taught online safety in schools? Yes Police-officers of the prevention-teams go to schools regularly to inform about dangers and risks on internet. The Austrian office of information and coordination “”, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, is holding workshops at schools. An extensive supply of learning materials and case studies is available for schools under: . Since 2010, on the occasion of the safer internet day, activity programs are held at school providing the students with all kinds of materials and services. Some schools even realize their own projects. Online Safety is a vital part of the ICT-curriculum of upper secondary schools (general and vocational schools).
Has the Member State encouraged providers of online services to implement self-regulatory measures regarding online safety for children? No At present there is no Internet-blocking

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