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

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 Association of Polish Consumers. 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.

2006 - The Strategy on the Development of the Information Society in Poland for the years 2004-2006 (ePoland) worked towards providing all citizens with affordable broadband and secure Internet access. Its objectives included broadband for schools, teacher training in the use of computers and the Internet, as well as enabling the use of the Internet in teaching curricula other than IT.

2008 - The Polish Government adopted Strategy for the Development of the Information Society in Poland until 2013, which was drafted as a response to the need of reduction of digital exclusion by identifying and removing existing educational, economic and geographical barriers. The aim of the strategy is to ensure the universal and effective use of information and knowledge for harmonious social, economic and personal development. It envisages improvement of level of motivation, awareness, knowledge and skills in the use of ICT solutions, by educating society on the safe use of information networks to protect personal identity.

2009 - Through its new Polish Curriculum Reforms, the Ministry of National Education introduced basic computer and Computer Science classes for all age groups in 2009/2010 school year. Additionally, students finishing 2nd grade are expected to know the risks arising from the use of computers, the Internet, and multimedia. From 4th to 6th grade students are expected to be able to evaluate the risks and limitations related to the use of computers and the Internet, and respect the ethical and legal principles.

The same year, Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) implemented the Library Development Program to expand development opportunities for small town and village residents in Poland by modernizing libraries. At the end of the program in 2015, about 3,800 rural and small-town libraries began offering universal and free access to reliable information and knowledge through various media, in particular ICT and Internet access.

2011 - An education portal [email protected] introduced E-learning courses that train in media literacy. The project aims to provide teachers with the knowledge and tools, so that they can help young people to understand, objective valuation and efficient handling media. The courses consist of three thematic modules - dedicated to the mass media and their functions, media literacy, including verification of messages, and safer and more creative use of new media.

2012 - At the meeting with the Committee of European Union Affairs, Government of Poland emphasized its commitment to Internet safety, increase awareness of the dangers and rights in the digital environment, and the implementation of the European Union’s ‘Strategy for a Better Internet for Kids’. The government Poland has already introduced Internet security programs into the school’s curriculum, which is consistent with the long-term development strategy “Poland 2030” and a strategy development of the country “Poland 2020” in development of digital education for children. The Ministry of National Education launched Digital School program, which deals with the use of ICT in Polish schools and raising ICT competences. The programme is divided into four segments: e-school (infrastructure and equipment for 400 schools), e-teacher (teacher trainings), e-student (ICT equipment for students) and e-resources (creating open textbooks, redesign of Scholars, the national platform for educational resources, and production of ICT tools for school management).

European Commission launched eTwinning in Poland, a European school community program that bringings together schools and kindergartens from all over Europe cooperating with the electronic media. The program also has provided professional development training to more than 310,000 teachers in 140 000 schools.

The Nobody’s Children Foundation and German Safer Internet Centers held 6th International Conference under the theme of “Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online.” Internet safety experts and representatives from the education sector, NGOs, justice law enforcement, and Internet service and content providers discussed the challenges for the safety of children associated with the digital media convergence, e-commerce and the increasing popularity of mobile applications.

2013 - The Polonia Foundation for Education developed Polish Internet Schools Libratus, an educational portal were Polish children, who temporarily reside abroad, can receive Polish education for free. The main idea of the project is enabling Polish children and teenagers to study according to Polish educational system by means of new technologies and the Internet.

2015 - The Ministry of Digital Affairs in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Higher Education launched “Internet for schools” project. The main objective of the project is to provide broadband Internet access to all primary and secondary schools in Poland.

2016 - Polish Safer Internet Centre, in partnership with Orange Foundation and Facebook, organized Safer Internet Day(SID) by inviting schools, community centers, clubs, NGOs and institutions to take initiatives to promote safe internet usage among children, adolescents and parents. Conferences, lectures, workshops, talks, picnics, shows and all projects related to SID are implemented throughout the month of February.


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.

Center for Education Development (CED)

The center a national teacher training institution, whose purpose is to undertake and implement activities to improve the quality of education in accordance with the state education policy in the field of general education and upbringing, and in accordance with the changes introduced in the education system.

CERT Polska (Computer Emergency Response Team)

The team is responsible for helping all internet users in cases of violation security on the Internet.

Child on the Web

The educational campaign run by the Nobody’s Children Foundation (FDN) in cooperation with the Orange Foundation since 2004. Various educational resources for children, parents and professionals are offered, such as lesson plans, e-learning courses, multimedia materials (presentations, videos and cartoons) as well as publications (brochures, posters, comic books and books). The educational materials are available online, but are also distributed to primary and junior high schools throughout Poland.

Dyżurnet.pl (NIFC Hotline Polska)

The NIFC Hotline (National Initiative For Children Hotline) Polska is the team acting within the framework of the Research and Academic Computer Network, receiving and reacting to notifications relating to the occurrence of illegal content on the Internet under Polish law. The hotline was created by the Research and Academic Computer Network in agreement with the European Commission under the framework of the Safer Internet Action Plan.

Empowering Children Foundation

The Foundation use to operate under the Nobody’s Children Foundation name is a non-profit non-governmental organization that provides a broad scope of assistance to abused children, their parents, and caregivers.

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.


Established in 2008 by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation (PAFW), the organization works in thousands of communities throughout Poland, in the area of social change, using new technologies. Furthermore, it coordinates the international campaign “Week of the Internet,” conduct training in advocacy, facilitation, and basic coding.

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.

[email protected]

A country wide co-operation network of thousands of schools, teachers, pupils, educational NGO’s working together to bring Polish education closer to the European Union standards. Since 1998 [email protected] has helped to equip schools with computers and Internet access, organized teachers’ training programs and promoted the use of ICT in the field of education.

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 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.


The is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, dedicated to the protection of children and youth against threats involving both the Internet and the real world. It is the oldest hotline in Poland where people can report situations that involve child sexual abuse and pedophilia. In addition to its other services, the organization helps victims of sexual abuse by offering legal aid.

Ministry of Digital Affairs

The ministry focuses on developing the broadband infrastructure, supports the development of web content and services, and promotes digital literacy among citizens.

Ministry of National Education

The ministry sets educational standards and youth activities for the primary and secondary education.

Ministry of Science and Higher Education

The Ministry administers governmental activities in science and higher education and has a budget for scientific research provided by State funds.

NASK (Research and Academic Computer Network)

A research institute that is a leading Polish data networks operator offers telecommunications and data solutions to business, administration and academic customers, as well as it manages .pl domain.

Orange Foundation

The Fundacja Orange Poland was founded in 2005. Its priority is education for children and young people. Its initiatives encourage young people to acquire new skills, participate in culture and build communities using the Internet and new technologies.

Polish American Freedom Foundation (PAFW)

The foundation was established with a double mission – to bolster civil society, democracy and market economy in Poland, including efforts to equalize opportunities for personal and social development, and to share the Polish experiences in transformation with other countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Polish Safer Internet Centre

The center was established in 2005 and is run by the Nobody’s Children Foundation and the Research and Academic Computer Network (Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa, or NASK). The Center undertakes comprehensive activities aimed at improving the safety of children and young people using the Internet and new technologies.

Safe Student

This is an educational project on safe Internet use prepared jointly by the Consumer Federation and NASK. An interactive workshop and additional resources educate students in secondary and upper secondary schools across all provinces in the safe use of the Internet. The training consists of two components: online security and consumer rights on the Internet.

School of Safe Internet

Together with Orange Polska, Kid Protect has opened the School of Safe Internet – a project that certifies schools which have implemented a safe online environment for their students. The program has been created to prevent online harassment, sexual offenses, access to harmful content and inadvertent release of personal data. The aim is to educate children, teachers and parents.


An educational project run by the FDN, targeting Internet users aged between six and twelve. It aims to promote knowledge in the field of Internet use, as well as certifying and promoting safe Internet websites for children. Users can take part in educational games, quizzes and competitions. The Sieciaki na Wakacjach summer campaign, run in cooperation with the Orange Foundation and offering field events, concerts and educational events for children, is another important element of the project.

STACJA Association

A non-government organization that gives support to young people, who found themselves in a difficult situation and landed on the streets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Media Literacy in Europe: 12 Good Practices that will Inspire You (2013)

Evens Foundation

This document explores 12 cases across Europe of media literacy.

Worldwide Online Bullying Survey (2012)


This survey explored children’s experience of online bullying in 25 countries across the globe.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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

Worldwide Online Bullying Survey. (2012)


This survey explored children’s experience of online bullying in 25 countries across the globe.

Report on risks faced by children online and policies to protect them (2012)

Kristina Irion

The report provides key findings and policy recommendations to keep children safe online as a follow up to the 2008 Seoul Ministerial Declaration on the Future of the Internet Economy.

ECPAT Global Monitoring Report: Poland (2012)


Report on the status of action against commercial sexual exploitation of children in Poland

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

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

EU Kids Online: Final report (2009)

Livingstone, S., Haddon, L.

One of the foremost pieces of research into the online habits of children in the European Union is the EU Kids Online research, funded by the European Commission Safer Internet Plus Programme between 2006 and 2009.

Education on Online Safety in Schools in Europe (2009)


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.

Teenagers’ Actions and Interactions Online in Central and Eastern Europe (2008)

Monica Barbovschi and Maria Diaconescu

In this book, the editors present articles on Central and Eastern European teenagers’ online behavior, covering aspects including gender differences, frequency of use, and ties between life lived on and offline.

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


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.

U.S. /European Summit on Missing & Exploited Children (2005)

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

Participants from different governments, law enforcement, and nongovernmental organizations participated in the U.S. /European Summit on Missing & Exploited Children. They discussed successes and shortcomings of current efforts to address the global problem of missing and exploited children, and adopted a comprehensive Action Plan.

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


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.

In Poland, the legal age of majority is eighteen years. The age of consent for sexual activity is fifteen years. If a person over eighteen has sexual intercourse with a person under fifteen (even with consent), only the person over eighteen may be punished, not the juvenile. The legal age of consent for marriage is eighteen years for women and 21 for men, although the Family Court can lower this to sixteen and eighteen for females and males respectively.

Poland has signed, but not ratified the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime (November 2001).

  • Article 191, Penal Code. This article states that it is an offense to use violence against a person or make unlawful threats to compel another person to commit a particular act, omission or waiver. The offense is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years.
  • Article 191a, Penal Code. Defines the offense of capturing the image of a naked person or persons engaged in a sexual act with the intention to use it as part of an act of violence, unlawful threat or deception. The offense is punishable by imprisonment for between three months and five years. The same sentence applies to anyone disseminating the image of a naked person or persons engaged in a sexual act, without their consent.
  • Article 197, Penal Code. Rape. Defines the crime of using force, threat or ruse to induce another person to have sexual intercourse. The offense is punishable by imprisonment for between one and ten years. The article also states that where the perpetrator induces another person to submit himself to a sexual act or to complete such an act, the punishment will be imprisonment from between three months and five years. Where the offender acted with special cruelty or acted jointly with other persons, the sentence increases to between two and twelve years’ imprisonment. The article also states that where a minor under the age of fifteen is raped by a parent, grandparent, adoptive parent, brother or sister, the offender will be punished by imprisonment for a minimum of three years.
  • Article 198, Penal Code. This article states that it is a criminal offense to subject a person to sexual intercourse or to make them submit to another sexual act or to perform such an act, and thereby taking advantage of the vulnerability of victim, or of their lack of ability to control their conduct, resulting from mental disability or disorder. The offender will be liable to a term of imprisonment for between six months and eight years.
  • Article 199, Penal Code. Defines the crime of abusing a relationship of dependency or taking advantage of a critical situation in order to submit someone to sexual intercourse, make the victim submit to another sexual act, or to perform such an act. The offense is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years.
  • Article 200, Penal Code. Sexual Intercourse with a Minor. States that anyone who has sexual intercourse with a minor under fifteen years of age, or makes the minor submit to another sexual act, will be subject to imprisonment for between one and ten years.
  • Article 200a, Penal Code. Solicitation of Children for Sexual Purposes. Defines the offense of making contact with a child under fifteen years of age through the use of telecommunication networks and inducing the child to meet in person by confusing them, pretending to be someone else, by taking advantage of the victim’s inability to understand the situation properly or by using threat, with the intention to commit an offense under Article 197 (Rape) or Article 200 (Sexual Intercourse with a Minor). This type of crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to three years. The Article also states that anyone who proposes sexual intercourse, another sexual act or the production of pornography to a minor under fifteen years of age via a data or telecommunications network, and intends to carry it out, will be punished by the restriction of liberty or imprisonment for up to two years.
  • Article 200b, Penal Code. States that anyone who publicly promotes or commends the behavior of a pedophile will be punished by the restriction of liberty or imprisonment for up to two years.
  • Article 202, Penal Code. Child Pornography. This article states that it is an offense to publicly display pornographic material in such a manner that it is imposed upon a person who may not wish to see it. The offense is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year. The article also states that a sentence of up to two years’ imprisonment, the restriction of liberty for an equally long time, or a fine will be imposed upon anyone who presents pornographic material to a minor under fifteen years of age or makes items of this nature available to them. It is also a criminal offense to produce, for the purpose of dissemination, record, import, distribute or propagate pornographic material featuring minors under eighteen, or pornographic material associated with the use of violence or the use of an animal. The offender will be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for between six months and eight years. In addition, perpetrators who record and possess any pornographic materials featuring a minor under the age of fifteen will be sentenced to between one and ten years’ imprisonment. The article also states that it is an offense to import, keep or possess such pornographic materials; a term of imprisonment for between three months and five years will be imposed upon prosecution. In addition, a court may decide upon forfeiture of means or other items which were intended to be used or were used to commit offenses described above, even if they were not owned by the perpetrator himself.
  • Article 203, Penal Code. Child Prostitution. States that anyone who, by force, illegal threat or deceit, or by abusing a relationship dependency or by taking advantage of a critical situation, subjects another person to practice prostitution will be punished by imprisonment for a term of between one and ten years.
  • Article 204, Penal Code. Child Prostitution. This Article states that anyone who, in order to gain material benefits, induces another person to engage in prostitution or facilitates it, will be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of between one and ten years. The article also states that anyone deriving financial benefits from prostitution practiced by another person shall be subject to the same penalty. Where the victim is a minor, the offender will be liable to a term of imprisonment of between one and ten years. Such a punishment will also be imposed on anyone who entices or abducts another person with the aim of having them engage in prostitution abroad.

2004 - The Polish Government adopted a National Action Plan for Children 2004- 2012 “Poland for Children”(“NPA for Children”) to fulfil its commitments under the UN document “A World Fit for Children”. The four priority areas identified in the NPA for children are: 1) promoting a healthy lifestyle; 2) ensuring appropriate quality of education; 3) help and support for the family; and 4) protection from molestation, abuse and violence.

2005 - The Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) established Dyżurnet.pl (National Initiative for Children Hotline Polska), a public mechanism to report illegal internet content that involves child abuse, threatens children’s safety, or promotes xenophobia and racism. Dyzurnet.pl is a member of INHOPE that actively partners with law enforcement, the internet industry, government/policy makers and civilians to deliver its services. In addition to receiving and processing reports, the hotline does community outreach and internet safety awareness, research/policy development and advocate/law enforcement training. As of 2014, the hotline received 44,893 total reports, of which 31,130 were regarding potential CSAM.

2006 - Consortium Awareness together with Dyzurnet.pl Team run SAFERINTERNET.PL project within the European Commission’ programme Safer Internet Plus 2007- 2008. The project aimed at raising the awareness of the public, as well as reducing new media related threats in Poland and educated children, teenagers and their parents on safe Internet use, enhanced the professionals’ competence at improving Internet safety. In its activities the Coalition was co-operating with many public institutions, such as: Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, Polish Committee for UNESCO, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, The Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, and the General Headquarters of Police.

2007 - The Nobody’s Children Foundation and the Orange Foundation launched Helpline.org.pl, a joint project within the “Safer Internet” program. The helplines’ mission is to help children and young people who face threats on the Internet and mobile phones, and introduce system changes that provide more effective protection for the youngest users of new technologies.

2009 - Polish Network against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children was established to fight alongside the ECPAT International and provide assistance to abused children and children at risk to online and offline sexual abuse. The network is composed of the Nobody’s Children Foundation, Association for Children and Young People CHANCE, STACJA Association, Local Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights in Poznan and Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights in Warsaw.

2010 - Poland hosted 4th International Conference under the theme: Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online. Representatives from the education sector, NGOs, law enforcement, government and industry addressed a wide variety of issues relating to children’s safety online, including use of social networking sites and mobile phones, privacy, sexting, online gaming, educational strategies, etc. The aims of the conference were to raise awareness of the new challenges and opportunities in fighting online threats and to help share best practices across different sectors.

2011 - Along with 54 countries, Poland has joined the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online. 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.

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 Poland 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.