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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 A hotline service provided by the Save the Children Finland. The servive is a part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre which is coordinated by the Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media.
Is this hotline supported by law-enforcement? Yes The Save the Children Finland co-operates with the police.
Are there awareness raising campaigns on online safety for children organised in the Member States? Yes A Safer Internet week in every February. The Finnish Safer Internet Center is responsible for organising the campaign. The campaing is organised in a wide co-operation with the industry, civil society and governmental institutions.
Has the Member State taught online safety in schools? No It is impossible to answer only yes or no. Online safety is not a part of the core curriculum. However, schoolds and teachers are an important target group of the Safer Internet week campaing.
Has the Member State encouraged providers of online services to implement self-regulatory measures regarding online safety for children? Yes For instance, the Act on Audiovisual Programmes: "Audiovisual programme providers may draw up codes of conduct to promote best practices for providing audiovisual pro-grammes and media education".

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External contribution

Save the Children Finland's hotline service. This servive is a part of the Finnish Safer Internet Center which is coordinated by The Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media.
Reported by Leena Rantala (Ministry of Education and Culture) - 3 Oct 2012

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