SafeLine (Safeline)

Published on: 20/11/2007

SafeLine is a Hotline accepting reports concerning websites or newsgroups that contain : * images of child abuse * racist and xenophobic content that violates Greek law * other illegal content SafeLine cooperates with Internet Service Providers, the National Academic Network "GRNET" and the National School Network, Research and Cultural Institutions, Consumer Organizations and the Greek Police, towards the restriction of the flow of illegal content in the Internet. SafeLine is co-funded by the European Union "Safer Internet Action Plan" and is operated by SAFENET, the collective body of ISPs in Greece.

Main results, benefits and impacts

The primary purpose of the SafeLine hotline is to offer a direct and responsible point of contact for users demanding the criminal prosecution and the removal of illegal Internet content. SafeLine can be used to report material you come across on the Internet and appears to be illegal or objectionable. SafeLine aims to become a point of reference for concerned users seeking to protect themselves and their family from illegal and objectionable Internet content. For this purpose, the hotline's website includes a collection of safety tips for concerned children and parents as well as the general public. It also includes a list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) in order to inform the non-specialist user of procedural, legal, as well as technological issues in relation to Internet safety. Technological issues concern the availability of filtering and rating Internet tools.

Return on investment

Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available

Lessons learnt

A collection of related Internet links serve as a starting point for the user interested in finding more on the subject.

Scope: National