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Safer Internet IE SIC: Safer Internet Ireland 2

The Safer Internet Centre in Ireland integrates awareness raising, a hotline and a helpline.

The Safer Internet Ireland 2 project (SII-2) will provide safer internet awareness, hotline and helpline functions and activities as the Safer Internet Centre for the Republic of Ireland.

The project will be coordinated by Office for Internet Safety (OIS).

Awareness Raising will be carried out by the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE). It aims to educate and promote dialogue between children, teachers and parents on safe and appropriate use of the internet and new media. It will build on the experience and resources developed by the NCTE Webwise initiative to promote the responsible and effective use of the Internet among school children (ages 4 – 18), their parents and teachers. The Webwise internet safety initiative will build on tools and resources developed under previous projects. NCTE will promote Internet Safety through its Teaching Skills Initiative, through events and promotional activity and the webwise.ie and watchyourspace.ie websites. With the National Parents' Council it will deliver Internet Safety information nights for parents.

The Children's Helpline will be operated by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC), providing a national freephone helpline where children can raise concerns about illegal and harmful content related to their use of online technologies. It will offer one-to-one conversation with trained helpers 24/7 and assist children to deal with any negative effects of encountering illegal or harmful content on the internet.

The Adult Helpline will be operated by the National Parents' Council, and will be an extension of the NPC's existing national confidential helpline for parents, focusing on internet safety including issues relating to cyberbullying.

The Hotline will be run by the Internet Service Provider’s Association of Ireland Ltd. (ISPAI). It will provide a means for the public to report suspected illegal content or activities found on the Internet. It will assess the content and where found illegal will pass the report, with related technical information, to police or appropriate INHOPE hotlines for action. The expected impact is to achieve rapid notification for take-down of illegal content and to act as a deterrent to continue Ireland's near zero incidence of illegal content hosted in or distributed from this jurisdiction.

Contact information

LAFFAN John

DUBLIN
IRELAND
Tel.
Fax.

Participants

Coordinator: Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform, IRELAND

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform IRELAND
THE IRISH SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN IRELAND
NATIONAL PARENTS COUNCIL - PRIMARY IRELAND
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND LIMITED IRELAND
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE IRELAND

Last update: 16/03/2011

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