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SafeLine: Safer Internet Day 2012

Feb 07, 2012

Today, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Safer Internet Day is internationally celebrated. The slogan of this year's celebration "Discover the digital world together ... safely!" refers to the convergence of generations, indicating the urgent need for all of us to familiarize ourselves with the Internet, in order to be able to protect our children from the pitfalls effectively, giving them at the same time all the skills needed to surf online in a responsible and safe manner. The celebration includes several events taking place in schools, institutions and local organizations and they have responded to the call of the Greek Awareness Centre (more than 150 institutions throughout Greece (schools, municipalities, youth centers, museums, libraries, universities, etc.).

Since 2003, the Institute of Computer Science and the Foundation for Research & Technology actively participate in this effort by operating SafeLine (, the Greek Hotline that accepts reports of illegal content found online. SafeLine is a member of the Greek Awareness Centre. SafeLine’s primary care is the elimination of child sexual abuse online images, while defending children's right to a safe online surfing and dealing with harassment through cyberspace or mobile phone, as well as phenomena such as violence, racism, xenophobia and generally anything which is contrary to the Greek legislation.

SafeLine operates under the auspices of the Safer Internet Programme of the European Commission, within the framework of the programs NetWatch, SafeLine, SafeLine2 and Saferinternet EL AN-HL-HELP and since 2005, SafeLine is an official member of INHOPE ( International Association of Internet Hotlines) in Greece.

INSAFE has created a TV spot dedicated to the Safer Internet Day’s found here: