The partnership with Friends was pivotal in initiating the international research project, SEXED, which focuses on mapping and analysing different methods, as well as on developing measures for reducing online sexual harassment and sextortion. Partnerships like these are crucial in bridging the gap between research and real-world applications.
Researcher at Dublin City University and head of research in the SEXED project
Child Line has worked with Friends since 2016. The partnership has enabled us to offer the methods and approaches that used by Friends to Lithuanian schools, adapted to a Lithuanian context, we have informed the public about how important the issue of bullying is by translating and disseminating the commercials produced by Friends. We have also learnt about Swedish legislation, which has strengthened our advocacy vis-à-vis politicians in Lithuania. We are looking forward to many years of close collaboration with Friends.
Head of Operations, Child Line, Lithuania