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SAFER INTERNET FI AN-HL-HELP: Finnish Internet Awareness and Safety

The Finnish Internet Awareness and Safety (FiAS) project will accomplish the national safer internet efforts combining the resources of three professionally committed organizations.

The Finnish Internet Awareness and Safety (FiAS) project will accomplish the national safer internet efforts combining the resources of three professionally committed organizations. The activities will cover awareness raising and the operation of hotline and helpline facilities. The activities cut through the relevant target groups. The aim is to promote safer use of the digital media particularly for children and to fight against illegal content as part of a coherent approach by the European Union.

Awareness actions include:
a) Developing the contents to the module based internet safety training, implementing module based internet safety training, and creating and distributing awareness raising materials
b) Safer Internet Day Actions in a large cooperation
c) Youth Participation activities in forms of youth panels, activities in the online communities, and surveys implemented among children and youth.

The Northern Hotline will continue its operation allowing the public to report illegal online content. Illegal material according to the national legislation covers sexually obscene pictures or visual recordings depicting children, sexual violence, bestiality, and racist material.

The hotline passes the information concerning illegal material on to the appropriate bodies for further action. All references to illegal material whether hosted in Finland or abroad are forwarded to the National Bureau of Investigation. In addition, the references to illegal material hosted abroad are passed on to the Hotline belonging to the INHOPE network that is situated in the country where the illegal site is hosted, which in turn will have established procedures obeying the national legislation.

Helpline Child and Youth Phone Service is the call facility answering calls from children offering a free phone helpline and an e-letter service for children and young people in Finland. Children can share their concerns on various issues with a trained volunteer counsellor. Helpline gives support on internet-related troubles, for example harmful content and cyber bullying.

The activities are conducted in large cooperation and utilizing the expertise of the various actors nationally and internationally. There is active participation at the European level and on going communication. The project will systematically gather and distribute information of the children’s online activities.

Contact information

LAIHO Mari
Koskelantie 38
00600 Helsinki
Finland
Tel. +358 40 590 1416
Fax.

Participants

Coordinator: PELASTAKAA LAPSET RY, FINLAND

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
PELASTAKAA LAPSET RY FINLAND
VIESTINTAVIRASTO FINLAND
MANNERHEIMIN LASTENSUOJELULIITTO RY FINLAND

Last update: 16/11/2010

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