SOS 15900 line: 10,324 calls received in 10 months, 7 out of 10 from victims of violence

The third annual report on violence against women was presented by the General Secretariat for Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality. According to the report, from November 2021 to September 2022, the SOS 15900 hotline received 10,324 calls, of which 6,969 were related to cases of violence. According to the same source (γενική γραμματείας […]

Bullying in Greece: the cruel world of teenagers

According to NEON, in the first half of 2022, the number of incidents of bullying reported by Smile of a Child (Χαμόγελο του Παιδιού) increased by 149% compared to the corresponding period in 2021. During the same time period, from January to June 2022, the organization visited 164 school departments at the invitation of responsible […]

In northern Greece, a man created "bank" with 2.5 million child pornography files

The cybercrime prosecutor’s office has arrested a resident of northern Greece who possessed and distributed 2.5 million files of child pornography. Media files with horrendous content were discovered in a citizen’s possession as a result of a targeted operation carried out last week by the Northern Greece Cybercrime Sub-directorate. This was preceded by the use […]

Penal Code: What Will Change With regard to Sexual Offenses

Significant changes to the Greek Penal Code regarding sexual violence against minors and any form of domestic violence were announced by the Minister of Justice Konstantinos Tsiaras at a special event on the theme “Impunity in the 21st century” (Fighting impunity), which was attended by three presidents of the Supreme ships of the country. Konstantinos […]

How childhood traumas further ruin our lives

Recognizing the influence of caregivers on personality shaping, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente joined forces in 1995 to study “Adverse Childhood Experiences,” hereinafter referred to as ACEs. Researchers assessed over 17,000 participants to determine the extent to which they were exposed to any of the following experiences before age […]