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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 NIFC Hotline Polska - that is part of the Safer Internet Programme, run by the Research and Academic Computer Network, member of INHOPE, supported by, an educational resource and hotline run by a NGO- the Nobody’s Children Foundation.
Is this hotline supported by law-enforcement? Yes Upon receiving a notification of potentially illegal content, the hotline members run a primary technical analysis in order to locate the server and then they take any steps necessary to remove the content from the Internet resources. If the materials prove to be illegal and they are hosted in Poland, the hotline reports this fact to the Polish Police. If the materials prove to be illegal and they are hosted in other country associated with INHOPE, Dyż reports this fact to the hotline in the respective country. In case of materials located in countries beyond the reach of INHOPE association, the hotline reports this fact to the Polish Police (source hotline report 2011)
Are there awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children organised in the Member States? Yes Comprehensive awareness-raising activities aimed at promoting safer use of the Internet and new technologies by children and young people: action: Social campaigns: The Promotion of the Safe Internet, Watch Your Face and educational projects:, Safer Internet Day, action Internet Cafe , akcja promocyjna Internet to okno na świat. Cały świat; Project under which support and advice is offered to young Internet users, parents and professionals encountering threats related to the use of the Internet and mobile phones by children and young people (more in: Polish Safer Internet Centre Final Report)
Has the Member State taught online safety in schools? Yes School of Safer Internet - certification and educational programme run by the National Ministry of Education and the NGO; eLearning platform run by the Nobody’s Children Foundation (Fundacja Dzieci Niczyje – FDN:, conference Let's be safe in the Internet (Bądźmy bezpieczni w Internecie) run by Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) and the Police Academy attended by 600 pupils and 300 school teachers.
Has the Member State encouraged providers of online services to implement self-regulatory measures regarding online safety for children? Yes The Office of Electronic Communication introduced a certification system for online providers - Safer Internet/Safer Mobile - organisation of awareness actions, availability of manuals, dedicated email address for questions related to the Internet safety, availability of anti-spam, filtering, protection software.

Other initiatives:

The Polish Safer Internet Centre was established in 2005 within the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme. The Centre is run by the Nobody’s Children Foundation (Fundacja Dzieci Niczyje – FDN) and Research and Academic Computer Network (Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa – NASK) – Coordinator of the Centre. Several initiatives run by the NGO; Nobody’s Children Foundation in Poland, in cooperation with the Orange Foundation produces courses on online safety (

External contribution

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