About the project

About the project

The project’s mission is a smarter Internet use by children and their parents and the prevention of the online distribution of child sexual abuse material.

The project is co-financed 50% by the the European Commission Connecting European Facility Programme.

The project includes:

  • training sessions and seminars for children, parents, teachers and social workers, and awareness-raising events for the general public;
  • the drafting of training and awareness-raising materials for children, teachers and parents;
  • creative competitions for students;
  • assistance and counselling from the Children’s Helpline 116111  children and parents on safe Internet and digital mobile devices use  by telephone, MSN (user and other IM solutions;
  • the web-based hotline, which allows Internet users to provide information about web environments which contain material that violates children’s right to sexual self-determination;  notices about other materials that are inappropriate for children may also be sent to Vihjeliin;
  • cooperation among different stakeholders in Estonia and Europe and participation in the INHOPE and INSAFE cooperation networks.

The activities of the project since January 2019 are being implemented by four organisations:

  • Estonian Union for Child Welfare is a coordinator of the project and contributes to awareness raising activities, coordinates youth participation and operates Estonian Hotline;
  • Information Technology Foundation for Education and Tallinn University of Technology carry out awareness raising activities;
  • Estonian Social Insurance Board (operates Child Helpline 116111)  provides help and counselling for children and parents if problems emerge in the use of the Internet and digital media  devices, and participates in awareness raising activities.

Furthermore, the project has a youth panel and advisory board, through which representatives of stakeholders are using their knowledge and experience to support its implementation.

Malle Hallimäe, Project Coordinator and Hotline manager, NPO Estonian Union for Child Welfare:
Triin Kaasik. Awareness Raising Project Manager, Information Technology Foundation for Education:
Anu Baum, Project Manager on behalf of Tallinn University of Technology:
Mari-Liis Mänd, Child Helpline 116111 Service Manager: