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Action 40 in Belgium flag Belgium

Member States to implement harmful content alert hotlines

Indicator Status Evidence
Is there a fully implemented hotline in the Member State? Yes Child focus (the European Centre for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children) has been running the hotline (stopchildporno) for Belgium with co-funding from the safer internet programme since 2001
Is this hotline supported by law-enforcement? -
Are there awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children organised in the Member States? Yes Various stakeholders have organized different campaigns (gezinsbond, ligue des familles, media animation, …) in Belgium
Has the Member State taught online safety in schools? -
Has the Member State encouraged providers of online services to implement self-regulatory measures regarding online safety for children? Yes The e-safety charter is a self-regulating document for the online protection of children and young people. This charter has recently been signed at the initiative of Child Focus and the six leading content and access providers (Belgacom, KPN Group Belgium/BASE, Microsoft, Mobistar, Netlog and Telenet).

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