Australia's hotline is operated by the Australian
Broadcasting Authority, the regulatory agency responsible for
broadcasting and online content matters. Consequently it was set
up by statute and is publicly funded.
The Austrian Internet Service Providers Association
founded the Austrian hotline. It is funded by the industry but
the Department of the Interior is represented on the Advisory
This hotline is operated by the Danish Save
the Children organisation, Red Barnet.
The French Internet Services Providers Association,
the AFA, set up the French hotline.
There are three hotlines in Germany:
FSM is an association of members
basically from the content industry such as publishers and content
ECO is the German Internet Service
Jugendschutz.net is an organisation
established by the federal states.
The first two are private, while the third is
public. The leading ministry for the jugendschutz.net is the Ministry
of Education, Women and Youth of Rheinland-Pfalz.
Save the Children Iceland runs the Icelandic
Funding for the Irish hotline comes mainly from
the Internet Service Providers Association in Ireland, but the
Advisory Board includes representatives of the Government and
The Internet Service Providers Association of
the Netherlands set up the Dutch hotline. It is funded by the
Dutch Ministry of Justice.
The Spanish hotline is run with the support
of a local child protection organisation.
Save the Children Sweden runs the Swedish hotline
with some financial support from the Swedish Government.
The American hotline is run by the National
Center for Missing and exploited Children which is a private organisation
but mandated by Congress and operating with the close support
of Federal Government agencies.
Note: For all hotlines except the USA and Australia,
the hotline is partly funded by the EU under the Safer Internet