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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 In the beginning of 2011, an online service was set up ( It is a free online service of the Estonian Union for Child Welfare which enables Internet users to provide information about material being distributed online which depicts illegal content – the sexual abuse or exploitation of minors and child trafficking. In order to impede the distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of minors, the Estonian Union for Child Welfare works closely with other national organisations, including law enforcement authorities, Internet service providers and non-profit organisations, and such international networks as INSAFE and INHOPE.
Is this hotline supported by law-enforcement? Yes There is a cooperation agreement between the Estonian Union for Child Welfare (which operates the hotline the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board on processing received reports
Are there awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children organised in the Member States? Yes There are a number of different initiatives to raise awareness among the young about online safety. Several awareness raising projects have been carried out within a programme "Raising Public Awareness about the Information Society". For instance, a 10-episode TV series on online safety was produced in 2011 and shown on national television (see, for instance, A dedicated website for raising online security for children, youth and teachers has been developed at within the the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme. In addition, the ICT industry has initiatied a conference series on IT security for the young in the framework of which they share people information about future trends of technology and give advice on how to stay safe in this networked world. Several awareness raising activities
Has the Member State taught online safety in schools? Yes A cross-curricular topic "Technology and Innovation" also includes the issue of online safety. National Curriculum for Basic Schools 2011
Has the Member State encouraged providers of online services to implement self-regulatory measures regarding online safety for children? No However, the mobile operators in Estonia have joined the The European Framework for Safer Mobile Use by Younger Teenagers and Children, which is is a self-regulatory initiative of the mobile industry to ensure that younger teenagers and children can safely access content on their mobile devices.

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