S.O.S il Telefono Azzurro ONLUS
Telefono Azzurro promotes total respect for the rights of children and adolescents. Throught its activities, every day it supports their potential for growth and protects them from abuse and violence that may affect their well-being and growth path. Every day it listens to children and adolescents and offers concrete answers to their requests for help, also throught collaboration with institutions, associations and other local realities. It operates in an international concext for the promotion of a culture of rights. It pursues the well-being of every child and his or her right to grow up in a safe environment and within a network of relationships that can ensure its development and prevent abuse and distress.
Telefono Azzurro was founded in 1987 in Bologna: the promoter of the initiative was Ernesto Caffo, at the time associate professor of Child Neuropsychiatry at the University of Modena. The association was created to listen to children’s requests for help, a concrete response to the “right to listen” recognized to the child by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child signed by the United Nations. Today Telefono Azzurro is a line of listening and intervention (telephone, mobile, web, chat, apps, social network), and is prevetion projects throught education and awareness on the ground, in schools, toward adults and towards those who decide.