Safe environment

A communication counsellor assists everyone in organized sports or youth activities. There is a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, harassment, or any kind of violence within organized sports and youth activities. You can talk to a communication counsellor and get help due to incidents that occur without having to fear consequences. A communication counsellor helps with submitting the complaint to the appropriate authority.

Everyone in the country who attends organized athletic practices or social activities can reach out to the communication counsellor about bullying or abuse that they think they have experienced in their sports or youth activities. That includes children, youth, and adults, participants, practitioners, staff, volunteers, and administrators.

You can get free counselling if you have experienced or witnessed bullying, sexual harassment, or abuse in sports and youth activities. You can book a consultation or receive information by phone at 839-9100 and 783-9100 or send an email to samskiptaradgjafi[at] There is an open phone line every Tuesday from 10:00–11:00. You can also call during working hours outside of this time and will be answered if a communication counsellor is available. When a communication counsellor is contacted, a certain procedure is followed.

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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.

Manneskja leiðir aðra manneskju í gegnum stóra gátt inn í bjartan himinn.

Social support and services

Social services are provided by municipalities to their residents. Those services include financial assistance, support for disabled and senior citizens, support for people who suffer abuse and social counselling, to name a few.

Advisory board on bullying in primary and upper secondary schools

If your bullying case is not resolved, you can refer it to the advisory board for primary or upper secondary school on bullying.


Bullying is repeated abuse, physical or mental, in which one or more bully an individual who has difficulty defending themselves. In order to stop the bullying, it is important to recognise the signs.

Manneskja styður höndum á gagnaugun. Henni líður greinilega illa. Eldingar eru teiknaðar hjá höfðinu.

Talk to your children about online safety

The best you can do to protect your child from digital abuse, online bullying, and inappropriate online communication is to speak to them about it, frankly and in simple terms.