Protection and information on children's rights

Save the Children (Barnaheill) is an organization which protects the rights of children. You can contact them for information on anything regarding the welfare of children, including advice regarding responses to violence against children. They offer legal advice, information about custody issues and children's rights.

On their website, it is possible to report illegal and inappropriate online content regarding or directed at children. Children can report content concerning themselves or other children. Reports are anonymous and forwarded to the police.

Examples of things to report are:

  • nude pictures or videos
  • harassment with photos or words
  • any type of violence or abuse
  • threats, bullying
  • offers of alcohol or drugs
  • human trafficking
  • prostitution
  • hate speech
  • other inappropriate behaviour

If you suspect that a child is being abused, it is your duty to notify child protective services. To report, you can either call 112 or write through the webchat. To get advice, call Save the Children telephone: 5535900, or send them an email to

Save the Children offer consultation about children's welfare issues.

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Child Protection Services

Child protection service committees in each municipality help children who exist in unacceptable living conditions and provide support for families.


The Red Cross Helpline 1717 is a phone service and webchat for those who need someone to talk to in confidentiality. They are open 24 hours, and it's free to call.


The police in Iceland help people who have suffered abuse of any kind. Police see abuse in close relationships as a very serious matter.

Talk to your children about safe online communication

Online communication can be tricky. It is important to teach children ways to prevent digital abuse and teach them ways to deal with it if it happens.