Lithuania

Population

2,884,433

Population 0‑14

14.9%

Internet Users

82.1%

Facebook Users

1,400,000

Mobile Subscribers

4,100,000
* Statistics provided by CIA.gov, Internet World Stats and GSMA Intellligence

2003 - The National Education Strategy 2003 - 2012 began implementing ICT introduction program in schools all over the country and a system enabling the continuous support and update of these technological bases will be developed in the near future. All schools will get connected to the Internet, meaning that Lithuania reaches the EU average in terms of computerization of schools. Additionally, training software will be developed, and the Internet will be utilized for training and education of pupils.

The same year, the LIA initiated large-scale training on computer literacy and internet usage basics for over 20 000 Lithuanians. The main goal of the project was to demonstrate the benefits of the internet, to encourage people to use computers and e-services at work and at home..

2004 - The project “Development and initial implementation of an educational strategy on Internet safety for multipliers, teachers and parents” was carried out by several consumer associations from different EU member states, including Lithuanian National Consumer Confederation. The project explored the needs of parents and teachers, to create a strategy for effective protection of the internet users, to developed educational materials, to empower teachers to fight against children abuse on the internet, and to prevent harmful effects (violence, racism, pornography, etc.) from being posted online.

The same year, the Government of Lithuania approved the General Computer Literacy Program to encourage the citizens to study information and communications technologies and to use ICT in different fields of activities, to offer possibilities to all to build computer literacy corresponding to their education, and to ensure high quality computer literacy training.

2005 - The Ministry of Education and Science, together with Bite Lithuania and Psychological Service Center launched Safer Internet (Saugesnis internetas) project, which was created inline with the European Safer Internet Action Plan Program. The objective of the project was to draw the society’s attention to information of illegal and harmful content on the internet related to violations such as pornography, paedophilia, racism, and xenophobia. In collaboration with RRT, Vaikų linija, and LIA, Safer Internet increased its activities in Lithuania, and in 2012, CITE became its official coordinator. In 2015, Safer Internet became the official Safer Internet Center in Lithuania with an overall objective to deploy services that create Internet a safe environment for children.

2006 - RRT, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Inferior of the Republic, launched a website that publishes information on safety in various networks and information security. The website contains information about possible dangers on the internet: viruses, unsolicited messages, cheating and cyber bullying, other security threats. It also provides information for adults on how to avoid internet security threats.

During March 2006 - August 2008 LIA implemented a “Computer Literacy Basics for a Lithuanian E-Citizen” project to solve insufficient computer literacy of Lithuanian population. The organized courses provided computer literacy and internet usage basics to 50 400 Lithuanian residents older than 16 years of age, including 400 persons with disability.

2007 - The Lithuanian Government approved the Strategy of ICT implementation in learning system and vocational training for the new period 2008-2012, which was developed in line with the Lithuanian Information Society Development Program. The 3rd strategy of ICT implementation in learning system reflects the continuously changing focus. While the first strategy (2000-2004) was mainly computer usage-oriented, and the second (2005-2007) strategy was oriented to ICT applications in learning resources, services, and teacher training, the third strategy (2008-2012) sought to prepare the possibilities of inclusive, integrated stage and to raise the learning into qualitatively new level.

2008 - The Lithuanian mobile network operators signed the Lithuanian National Code of Practice for Safe Use of Mobile Communications by Minors. The aim of the Code is to protect consumers under 18 years of age from harmful services when using mobile devices, and to provide parents with the means to protect minors and to show them how to use information society services responsibly. This agreement falls under the umbrella of the European Union’s European Framework for Safer Mobile Use and includes such requirements as the need to offer access control restrictions where adult content is provided. They also pledge to continue supporting the authorities in their fight against child pornography and to support state initiatives and legal mechanisms for restricting the distribution of illegal content.

The same year, in collaboration with Microsoft, LIA implemented “Modern Ways of acquiring ICT Knowledge” project, by developing four e-learning courses that include online education program dedicated to parents and adults about children‘s internet safety. During the first year period, 1500 people took advantage of the online learning courses, 900 of whom finished successfully and received certificates.

During the period of October 2008 – January 2009, MES ran the safe internet school competition in 74 schools around the country. Heads of schools had to create a project entitled “Implementation of strategy of information and communication technologies in our school”.

2009 - In the Curriculum Framework for Primary and Basic Education 2009 - 2022 envisions that information technology will be integrated and implemented in the teaching and learning of a variety of curriculum subjects. Online safety is taught at secondary schools as part of the ICT curriculum and through projects. Lithuania’s Education Law emphasizes that technological literacy is one of the skills to be taught at both a basic and secondary level of schooling.

2010 - On Safer Internet Day 2010, the whole country had a chance to see on the National TV Network (Tinklas), a documentary film that has been produced in 2010 by RRT, Lithuanian Human Rights League, Ministry of Education and Science, Microsoft, and the social network ONE.lt. The film explains problems that are created by the cyberbullying, child sexual abuse, illegal content and addiction to computers, online games and social networks. It presents international and local initiatives that were created to fight these problems and advices how to protect children online.

The same year, the Safer Internet LT program, in coordination with CITE,established a Youth Panel (Jaunimo forumas) where children and young people can express their views and exchange knowledge and experiences concerning the use of new online technologies, as well as contribute to the design of awareness raising actions, tools and material.

LIA and ECDL Lithuania launched e–GUARDIAN (Development and certification of skills for European Educators focused on Safe ICT and Cyber threat prevention) project in Lithuania, which was funded with the support from European Commision by Leonardo da Vinci program. The project was to created to provide e-safety training and certification program that helps the European teachers familiarize with Internet threats and measures to pass these threats.

2011 - The Safer Internet Academy was organized in Lithuania for a third year in a row, which was created by the collaboration between the Centre of Information Technologies of Education, Communications Regulatory Authority, and TEO LT, AB. The Safer Internet Academy conducts a three month tour on TEOBUS through Lithuania and provides lectures for students, parents, and teachers about cyberbullying, personal information protection and possibilities to avoid computer dependence. In 2009 and 2010, the Safer Internet Academy visited nearly 20 cities of the country and was attended by over 3.7 thousand school pupils and their parents.

The same year, the Government adopted the Lithuanian Information Society Development Program 2011–2019 to improve the quality of life for all Lithuanians as well as the business environment for companies through the use of the opportunities created by the ICTs and to increase the percentage of internet users in Lithuania to at least 85 by the year 2019. The strategy plans to enhance its citizens’ ability to use ICTs, develop the electronic content and services and promotion of use thereof, develop the ICT infrastructure, establish flexible learning conditions to enable personalised lifelong teaching and learning in the cyberspace.

LIA organized a series of events for over 2000 Lithuanian youth through the “ICT skills for youth career opportunities” project, which was funded by Microsoft. The project was created to educate young people about the needs at the Lithuanian labor market, to achieve a better understanding of the importance of e-skills, and to familiarize them with e-services and e-tools that can help improve their employability skills.

2013 - Through the RAIN (Rural Area Information Technology Broadband Network) project, which was launched in 2005, the Lithuanian Government in collaboration with Placiajuostis Internetas connected 900 schools and 580 public libraries to broadband network. Overall the project brought coverage to 98% of the Lithuanian rural area, thus eliminating the digital divide, increasing social cohesion and contributing to economic growth with a more competitive rural sector.

2015 - European Commision launched the Assessment of Transversal Skills 2020 (ATS2020) project in 11 EU countries, which will run through 2018. The project develops comprehensive learning model to enhance student transversal, 21st century skills across diverse EU national curricula, including the provision of teachers with modern approaches and innovative tools for the assessment of these skills. As one of the 17 partners of ATS 2020, CITE piloted the project in 25 Lithuanian schools.

2016 - The Lithuanian Safer Internet Center (SIC) organized Safer Internet Day (SID) which focused on providing children, youth and their teachers and parents with internet safety tips and ways to avoid online issues. The center held a round table discussion between policy makers, industry about the history of the Safer Internet project in Lithuania, its main achievements, its status and possibilities of development in the future. Throughout the week the center conducted professional volunteering initiative ‘Kam to reikia?!’ which gathered industry professionals to give lectures in schools about the online safety issues, invited schools to join the eSafety label community, and encouraged educators to run “Safer Internet Week in my school” campaign.

Canee.net

An interactive center for professionals working in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention in Eastern Europe. It was created in 2001, the website was designed to build upon and promote the professional networks established by the Eastern European Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program.

Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk (EGCC)

The group is the Children’s Unit at the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat that aims to create safe and secure environment for children in the Baltic Sea Region by promoting cooperation on child rights and protection issues. The work is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international and regional conventions, recommendations and guidelines.

Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk (EGCC)

The group is the Children’s Unit at the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat that aims to create safe and secure environment for children in the Baltic Sea Region by promoting cooperation on child rights and protection issues. The work is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international and regional conventions, recommendations and guidelines.

GSMA Europe

This industry association represents the interests of European mobile network operators. The group engages in lobbying in areas such as children’s use of mobile phones, privacy, digital inclusion and reducing the digital gender gap. In 2008, the organization formed a mobile alliance against child sexual abuse content.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Europe

The ITU is is the UN agency for ICTs. Areas of focus in Europe include improving E-accessibility in Central and Eastern Europe, transitioning Europe to digital broadcasting, and sharing best practices for implementing e-applications.

Internet Governance Forum

The IGF was founded by the UN in 2006 to serve as a discussion platform for internet governance policy issues. It brings together various stakeholders to determine best practices for internet policy. Past areas of focus include cybersecurity, human rights, inclusivity and openness.

INTERPOL

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Its mission is to enable police forces to collaborate globally to fight crime in the Internet age. Three areas of focus are crimes against children (with a focus on internet crimes and travelling sex offenders), cybercrime and human trafficking.

A Survey on the Transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on Combating Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography (2016)

Together Against Sexual Exploitation of Children

The study examines how seven key provisions of Directive 2011/93/EU on the fight against sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography have been adopted by the 27 European Union (EU) Member States bound by the Directive.

How parents of young children manage digital devices at home: the role of income, education and parental style (2015)

Livingstone, Sonia, Mascheroni, Giovanna, Dreier, Michael, Chaudron, Stephane, Lagae, Kaat

The report compares strategies of parental mediation on the internet according to levels of parental education and household income. The aim was to inform policy-makers and practitioners on how to approach parental guidance and awareness raising.

Global Research Project: A Global Landscape of Hotlines Combating Child Sexual Abuse Material on the Internet and an Assessment of Shared Challenges (2015)

Melissa Stroebe, Stacy Jeleniewski, PhD

This report examines hotlines combating Internet-facilitated Child Sexual Abuse Material.

Combatting Child Sexual Abuse (2015)

Petra Jeney

The study provides an overview of existing legislation at European Union, Member State and the international level related to online child sexual abuse, as well as the role of law enforcement agencies in combatting child sexual abuse online and other governmental and private sector initiatives.

The impact of internet and new media on the occurrence of violence against children in Europe and Cyprus (2015)

Rosella Sala

This document demonstrate that countries lack of expertise on child sexual exploitation and struggle combating this issue by their own. It suggests to establish an international legal framework to prosecute offenders and protect children.

Children's Use of Online Technologies in Europe (2014)

K. Ólafsson, S. Livingstone, L. Haddon

This report reviews recent research on children’s use of internet and mobile technologies identified by the EU Kids Online network.

Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online: Lithuania (2014)

European Commission

Report on Lithuania's commitment to stop Child Sexual Abuse Online

WSIS+10: Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes: Lithuania (2014)

WSIS

Report on the status of implementation of ICT into Lithuanian society

Policy Influences and Country Clusters: A Comparative Analysis of Internet Safety Policy Implementation (2014)

B. O'Neill

The report examines the policy context of internet safety and looks at how countries within each cluster approach implementation.

Final recommendations for policy (2014)

O’Neill, B., Staksrud, E

Combining all the EU Kids Online policy guidance into one resource, this report provides more than 30 proposed actions for making the Internet safer for children.

In their own words: what bothers children online? (2013)

Livingstone S., Kirwil, L., Ponte C. and Staksrud E., with the EU Kids Online network

The results of a survey of nearly 10,000 children in 25 countries across Europe, this report details what children say upsets them and their friends online

Overview and Analysis of 1:1 Learning Initiatives in Europe (2013)

Intel

Intel 's report on the status of 1:1 Learning Initiative in Europe

Zero to Eight - Young Children and Their Internet Use (2013)

Holloway, D., Green, L., and Livingstone, S. with members of the EU Kids Online network,

This report reviews a number of other studies and provides recommendations as to how younger children can be protected from online risks.

Risks and safety on the internet: Comparing Brazilian and European children (2013)

Barbosa, A., O’Neill, B., Ponte, C., Simões, J.A., Jereissati, T.,

This study compares the results of the survey of Brazilian children and their parents/guardians, carried out by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee. Using the same methodology as the EU Kids Online research, the results from Brazil are compared with those from Europe.

Country Classification: Opportunities, Risks, Harm and Parental Mediation (2013)

Helsper, E. J., Kalmus, V., Hasebrink, U., Sagvari, B. and De Haan, J. with members of the EU Kids Online network

With data from 25 of the European countries surveyed in EU Kids Online, the report examines the range and type of online opportunities, risks and harm which children from each country experience, as well as looking at ways in which parents control or mediate their children’s Internet use.

EU Kids Online: Excessive Internet Use among European Children (2012)

Smahel, D, Helsper, E, Green, L, Kalmus, V, Blinka, L, Ólafsson, K,

This report uses the data from the EU Kids Online study to examine excessive use of the Internet by children in the 25 participating countries.

EU Kids Online: National perspectives. (2012)

Leslie Haddon, Sonia Livingstone and the EU Kids Online network

This report summarizes the Internet experiences of children in the 33 participating EU Kids Online countries and includes eight countries which have not appeared in previous reports

EU Kids Online: National perspectives (2012)

Haddon, L., Livingstone, S., EU Kids Online Network

This report summarizes the Internet experiences of children in the 33 participating EU Kids Online countries and includes eight countries which have not appeared in previous reports.

Excessive Internet Use by European Children (2012)

D. Smahel, E. Helsper, L. Green, V. Kalmus, L. Blinka, K. Ólafsson

This report presents new findings and further analysis of the EU Kids Online 25-country survey regarding excessive use of the internet by children.

Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide (2012)

J. Menasce Horowitz, K. Simmons, J. Poushter, C. Barker

The report is a part of the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, which conducts opinion surveys on subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day.

Risks and safety on the internet: The perspective of European children. Full Findings (2011)

Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Görzig, A., Ólafsson, K

Building on the original study, EU Kids Online I, this second piece of research includes the findings from research which took place in 25 countries. Children in the 9 – 16 age group were surveyed on their experiences of online use, risk and safety

Good practice in children’s privacy protection in Lithuania and Italy (2010)

European Commission

Report on good practices reguarding children protection online in Lithuania and Italy

Advocacy for sustainable public computer access programs: using evidence of library impact on users (2010)

Pilar Pacheco, Kristine Paberza

This paper discusses the ways public libraries and programs that support them use evidence of their impact to prove to stakeholders that they are meeting the users’ needs. I

Education on Online Safety in Schools in Europe (2009)

Eurydice

The study covers 30 European countries and provides information on whether online safety is taught and how it is taught in schools within the participating countries.

Towards a safer use of the Internet for children in the EU - a parents' perspective (2008)

Eurobarometer

The study covers 27 EU Member States and provides parental responses to a range of questions relating to Internet safety and their perception of risk.

Safer Internet for Children and Adolescents in the new Member States. Full Report (2004)

Eurobarometer

This report covers the ten accession countries of the time: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

This section contains details of the country’s laws as they relate to sexual offenses, children and the use of the Internet in the commission of criminal activity. Where possible, sentence details have been given, including whether an increased custodial penalty is imposed where the victim is a child.

The age of simple majority in Lithuania is eighteen, as is the age of consent for marriage. The legal age for marriage can be decreased to fifteen years of age by the courts. In circumstances where an unmarried girl becomes pregnant, marriage can be even where the female is under fifteen years of age. The legal age of consent to sexual activity is sixteen.

In the country’s Criminal Code, ‘young child’ refers to a child under the age of ten; ‘child’ means an individual up to the age of fourteen and ‘minor’ refers to a person aged between fourteen and eighteen years.

Lithuania has signed, ratified and entered into law the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime (July 2004).

  • Article 149, Criminal Code. Rape. This Article states that anyone who has sexual intercourse with another person against their will by using physical violence or threat thereof, or by depriving the victim of the possibility of resistance or by taking advantage of the victim’s situation of helplessness, is guilty of an offense. The offender is liable to imprisonment for up to seven years. If the victim is a minor, the punishment will be increased to between three and ten years’ imprisonment. This will be increased to a maximum term of fifteen years’ imprisonment if the victim is a child. Where the act was committed jointly by more than one person, an increased penalty of up to ten years’ imprisonment will apply.
  • Article 150, Criminal Code. Sexual Assault. Imposes a penalty of imprisonment for up to seven years for anyone who, against the victim’s will, satisfies his sexual desires through anal, oral or femoral intercourse by using physical violence, threat thereof or by otherwise depriving the victim of a possibility of resistance or by taking advantage of the victim’s helpless state. If the victim is a minor, the punishment will be increased to between two and ten years’ imprisonment. This is increased to a maximum term of thirteen years’ imprisonment if the victim is a child. Where the act was committed jointly by more than one person, an increased penalty of up to eight years’ imprisonment will apply.
  • Article 151, Criminal Code. Sexual Abuse. Defines the offense of compelling another person to have sexual intercourse with or otherwise satisfy the offender’s sexual desire or that of a third person by threatening to resort to violence, using other mental coercion or by taking advantage of a person’s dependency. The offense is punishable by imprisonment for up to two years. This will be increased to up to five years’ imprisonment if the victim is a minor.
  • Article 151.1, Criminal Code. Satisfaction of Sexual Desires by Violating a Minor’s Freedom of Sexual Self-Determination and/or Inviolability. This Article states that it is an offense to have sexual intercourse or otherwise satisfy one’s sexual desire with a minor upon offering, promising to provide or upon providing to him in consideration money or a consideration of another form, in the absence of the characteristics of a rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse. The offense is punishable by community service or a fine, or by restriction of liberty, arrest or imprisonment for up to three years.
  • Article 153, Criminal Code. Sexual Molestation of a Child. States that anyone who molests a child will be liable to a fine or to restriction of liberty, arrest or imprisonment for up to two years.
  • Article 154, Criminal Code. Libel. States that anyone who spreads false information about another person that could arouse contempt for that person, humiliate him or undermine trust in him will be punished by a fine or by restriction of liberty, arrest or imprisonment for up to one year. An aggravated penalty of a fine or arrest or imprisonment for up to two years will apply if the libel was committed in the media or in a publication, or if the offender accused the victim of the commission or a serious or grave crime.
  • Article 155, Criminal Code. Insult. This Article states that anyone who publicly humiliates another person in an abusive manner by an action, word of mouth or in writing will be liable to a fine or to restriction of liberty, arrest or imprisonment for up to one year. Where the insult was committed in a manner other than publicly the offense will be regarded as a misdemeanor, punishable by community service, a fine or arrest. Article 161, Criminal Code. Use of a Child for Pornography. Defines the offense of involving a child in pornographic events, using a child for the production of pornographic material or gaining profit from such activities of the child. The offense is punishable by a fine, arrest or imprisonment for up to five years.
  • Article 307, Criminal Code. Gaining Profit from Another Person’s Prostitution. Imposes a penalty of restriction of liberty, arrest or imprisonment for up to four years, or a fine, for anyone who gains a profit from another person’s prostitution. The Article also states that anyone who organizes or is in charge of prostitution, or transports a person with his consent for prostitution to the Republic of Lithuania or from the Republic of Lithuania, will be punished by imprisonment for a term of up to six years. If any of the above has been committed with respect to a minor, an aggravated penalty of imprisonment for two to eight years will apply.
  • Article 308, Criminal Code. Involvement in Prostitution. Defines the offense of involving another person in prostitution, a crime punishable by a fine or restriction of liberty, arrest or imprisonment for up to three years. The Article also states that anyone who involves a minor in prostitution, or a person dependent on him financially or subordinate in office, or anyone who uses physical or mental coercion or deceit to involve another person in prostitution, is liable to an increased penalty of imprisonment for between two and seven years.
  • Article 309, Criminal Code. Possession of Pornographic Material. States that anyone who, for the purpose of distribution, produces or acquires pornographic material, or distributes such material, will be liable to community service or a fine, or to restriction of liberty or imprisonment for a term of up to one year. Anyone who produces, acquires, stores, demonstrates, advertises or distributes pornographic material displaying a child or presenting a person as a child, will be liable to an increased penalty of imprisonment for up to two years. The Article also states that anyone who, for the purposes of distribution, produces, acquires or distributes a large quantity of pornographic material displaying a young child will be punished by imprisonment for up to five years. Demonstrating or advertising pornographic materials is considered a misdemeanor, punishable by community service, a fine, restriction of liberty or by arrest. Law on Protection of Minors against Detrimental Effect of Public Information. The Law establishes categories of public information that have a detrimental effect on the mental health of minors, their physical, intellectual or moral development. Such categories of information are listed in the law and include information of violent, erotic, criminal, paranormal nature, information which invokes fear or horror, promotes gambling, self-mutilation or suicide, degrading human dignity, sexual relations between minors, etc. A separate article of the Minor Protection Law prohibits dissemination of public information of detrimental effect to minors related to publication of their personal data. Such personal data of minor considered minors who are suspect, accused or convicted for criminal acts, are victims of criminal act, have mutilated themselves, attempted or committed suicide, whose dignity is degraded, or whose opinions and assessments, photos or filmed material are presented in the context of negative social phenomena.
  • Chapter 30, Criminal Code. Crimes Against Security of Electronic Data and Information System. The chapter imposes penalties ranging from community service to imprisonment for up to six years for a variety of computer-related offenses, from the unlawful influence on electronic data and information systems to the illegal interception and use of data and the unlawful connection to an information system.

1997 - “Child Line” was established to provides free and anonymous help to the children and teenagers by phone and online and is currently operated under the NGO “Vaikų linija.” The line is a member of the Lithuanian Association for Emotional Support Services, Lithuanian Safer Internet Center, as well as the founding member of Child Helpline International that unites 173 child helplines in 142 countries over the globe. The line provides assistance to children online confronting risks such as grooming, bullying, harassment, harmful content, or other unpleasant or intimidating experience using online technologies.

2007 - RRR established Safer Internet LT hotline, which serves as a reporting mechanism for potentially illegal or harmful material on the Internet. In addition to reports on potential child sexual abuse material, the hotline also receives reports which include concerns of racism/ hate speech, adult pornography, and bullying. As of 2015, the hotline has received around 4,667 reports of potentially illegal material. The Hotline functions as part of the Lithuanian Safer Internet Center and in 2008 it became an active member of INHOPE.

2011 - The Lithuanian Government adopted the National Program for the Prevention of Violence against Children and Assistance for Children for 2011–2015 to provide for comprehensive measures to eliminate all forms of violence against children and its manifestations.

2012 - Lithuania joined the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online along with 54 countries around the world. The Alliance unites Ministers of the Interior and of Justice from each country to fight against Child Sexual Abuse Online, to rescue victims, to develop more effective prosecution, and to reduce the amount of child sexual abuse images available online.

2013 - Lithuania has fully implemented the European Parliament and the Council Directive 2011/92/EU on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. Lithuanian Parliament has adopted the amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure that were necessary to comply with the Directive.

The Prosecutor General’s Office together with the Lithuanian Police Training Center organised common training for specialized prosecutors, judges and pre-trial investigation officers on issues related to sexual exploitation of children, including child sexual exploitation on the Internet. 44 prosecutors and 26 police officers of the Lithuanian Police Department and local police agencies, who works to combat child sexual exploitation on the Internet, were trained..

2014 - In partnership with OAK Foundation, Nobody’s Children Foundation launched “Prevention of Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Central and Eastern Europe - A Comprehensive Approach” project, which will be implemented in Lithuania through 2019. The project’s aim is to prevent sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children in Central and East European countries. It sets up workshops for teachers, pedagogues, psychologist focusing on resilience building, preventive activities for small children in the field of sexual abuse and conducting educational meeting with parents, risks of sexual exploitation online and offline, consequences, methods used by perpetrators, available tools and resources to run preventive activities with adolescents.

The Ministry of Social Security and Labor has drafted European Union structural support project “Child Rights Protection 2014–2020”. Through its measure, “Use of Information Technologies and Other Initiatives in Order to Prevent Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual Violence,” the project hopes to encourage the private sector to participate in the preparation and implementation of the policy aimed at preventing sexual exploitation of children and sexual violence against children.

2015 - Children Support Center (PVC) launched Council of Europe’s 1 of 5 campaign in Lithuania, which was launched in 2010 to stop sexual violence against children in Europe, including recruitment online and pornography. The campaign main goals are to achieve further signature, ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, and to equip children, their families/carers and societies with the knowledge and tools to prevent and report sexual violence against children.

Officer from the Lithuanian Police Force participated in the 16th Europol training course on “Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Internet” (COSEC), which was held in Germany .This ten-day course provided training for 63 representatives from EU Member States, non-EU States, and Interpol.

Online harmful content can be also reported on the website of the Lithuanian Computer Emergency Response Team.