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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 The National Media and Infocommunications Authority launched its Internet Hotline service in September 2011, allowing the reporting of the following illegal and harmful content such as paedophilia or online harassment. The Internet Hotline is a member of INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines). The Internet Hotline operates based on act CVIII of 2001 on Certain Issues of Electronic Commerce Services and Information Society Services. website: “Biztonsagosinternet” Hotline, hosted by the Theodore Puskas Foundation has been operational since May 2011 in the framework of the Safer Internet Programme.
Is this hotline supported by law-enforcement? Yes The Internet Hotline has an agreement with National Police Headquarters. Based on this agreement the Internet Hotline forwards the incoming reports describing a crime to the police and the two organisations share their expertise. A cooperation agreement was signed between the National Police and the Theodore Puskas Foundation in January 2012 to designate points of contacts for the “Biztonsagosinternet” Hotline reports. A supporting letter from the head of National Police agreeing with the objectives of the hotline is also available.
Are there awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children organised in the Member States? Yes The National Media and Infocommunications Authority organises and supports awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children, such as Safer Internet Day. The website of the Internet Hotline also includes useful tips and information on safe Internet use and conscious media consumption. The Hungarian Safer Internet Consortium (awareness center-helpline-hotline) is engaged in awareness raising campaigns.
Has the Member State taught online safety in schools? Yes The Hungarian Safer Internet Consortium is providing trainings on online safety in schools.
Has the Member State encouraged providers of online services to implement self-regulatory measures regarding online safety for children? Yes Pursuant to Act CLXXXV. of 2010 on media services and on mass media self-regulatory measures are encouraged. The Hungarian Safer Internet Consortium has initiated the implementation of self-regulatory measures at mobile providers and ISPs with varying success.

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