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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
Is this hotline supported by law-enforcement? Yes There’s a tight cooperation between the Slovenian national Awareness Centre that runs the SAFE-SI project and the Police, which is not limited only to handling the reports of illegal content (child sexual abuse images and hate speech) found by internet users while browsing the Internet, but is much broader. This includes meetings with the representatives of the Police where relevant experience and views on the matter are exchanged.
Are there awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children organised in the Member States? Yes This activity is carried out by the SAFE-SI ( It is a Slovenian national Awareness Centre that promotes and supports awareness aimed at the protection and education of children and teenagers using Internet and new online technologies. Partners in a consortium are University of Ljubljana, The Faculty of Social Sciences, ARNES, Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth and the Youth Information and Counselling Centre of Slovenia. The project is part of the Safer Internet Programme. It is co-financed by the Information Society and Media Directorate-General and by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.
Has the Member State taught online safety in schools? No Online safety in not a part of the current elementary school curriculum. However, online safety workshops for elementary schools are organized by the Slovenian national Awareness Centre. Unfortunately, due to limited resources of the SAFE-SI project only a fraction of all schools in Slovenia are included.
Has the Member State encouraged providers of online services to implement self-regulatory measures regarding online safety for children? Yes Self-regulatory Code of Conduct for Public Mobile Electronic Communications Operators concerning Safer Mobile Use by Younger Teenagers and Children The Post and Electronic Communications Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, the Association for Information Technology and Telecommunications of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and a number of six mobile telecom operators have adopted a code of conduct that describes duties of the signatory members in ensuring minimum protective measures for safer mobile use by children and the under-18s. The Code has been tailored to the needs of the Slovenian mobile electronic telecommunications market and complies with applicable European and national legislation. Self- regulatory Memorandum of understanding for regulation of hate speech on web media portals Slovenian hotline Spletno oko and six web media portals have adopted a Memorandum of understanding that describes minimum measures for regulating hate speech on web portals. The Memorandum has also established cooperation between hotline Spletno oko, web portals and other relevant organizations with the aim of tackling the issue of hate speech on internet systematically. Thus, the Memorandum is not only one time event, but presents the start of an on–going process in the field of hate speech regulation. The Memorandum complies with applicable national legislation.

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