SafeLine started its operations on the 14th of April 2003. It is the only Internet hotline in Greece that accepts reports for illegal online content and is an official member of INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines) as from the 18th of October 2005.
SafeLine’s first priority is to eliminate photographic and audiovisual material that portrays ill-treatment of minors and to safeguard their right of safe online surfing. In addition, children’s harassment through the Internet or a mobile phone as well as. violence, racism, xenophobia and in general anything that can be considered as illegal according to the Greek Legislation are also SafeLine’s primary concerns.
In 2008 SafeLine joined forces with the Greek Awareness Node and the Helpline was created. As a consequence, the Greek Safer Internet Center was born for a more unified and organised effort.
SafeLine operates since 2003 with the support of the European Union. Since 01/07/2016, it is co-financed by the European Union’s “Connecting Europe Facility” under project “The Hellenic Safer Internet Centre – Making a Better and Safer Internet for Kids and the Society (EL-SIC)” and is implemented by the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH).