Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Awareness centre

Description:

The awareness centre develops, tests and disseminates educational methodologies for use in schools. It provides trainings for teachers, conducts open lessons for children of all ages, and seminars for parents, carers and professionals. To enlarge the outreach of the SIC activities, it organises at least three annual campaigns: Safer Internet Day, Teacher-leader in Virtual Space and Back to School. It works with youth panels and implements a Cyberscouts Programme training children 11-13 years of age to act as advisors and promoters of online safety rules.

Email address: safenet@online.bg Website: http://www.safenet.bg/bg/ Social media: https://www.facebook.com/SafenetBG https://twitter.com/SafenetBG https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0HE1CNa_-eX8vSZerey0Q

Helpline

Description:

The operation of a helpline at the Bulgarian SIC started in 2008. The consultants are psychologists who answer a short telephone number and provide advice and consultations to children, young people, parents, teachers and other professionals via a real-time chat module on the SIC website and by email. The consultants also actively participate in developing awareness materials, educational materials and in trainings.

Email address: helpline@online.bg Website: https://www.safenet.bg/bg/ Social media: https://www.facebook.com/SafenetBG/ https://twitter.com/SafenetBG https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0HE1CNa_-eX8vSZerey0Q

Hotline

Description:
The Bulgarian SIC hotline was launched in 2006. Since then, it has dealt with more than 20,000 reports not only about CSAM (child sexual abuse material), but also about sexual grooming, cyberbullying, and harmful-for-children content online.
 
In 2015, the hotline received a special award from the Ministry of Interior for outstanding contribution to the work of law enforcement in the country.
Email address: hotline@online.bg Website: https://www.safenet.bg/bg/ Social media: https://www.facebook.com/SafenetBG https://twitter.com/SafenetBG https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0HE1CNa_-eX8vSZerey0Q

Youth participation

Description:

The SIC works with several child and youth panels in Sofia and Varna. The panels meet regularly face to face or at webinars and discuss forthcoming events and initiatives. They are consulted on all awareness-raising materials and activities and take part in events such as Safer Internet Day, the annual Famillathlons and regular PC Doctor events - open-air events for families with children.

Email address: safenet@online.bg Social media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/424621111068498/

Key successes

In 2015, the Safer Internet Centre (SIC) hotline received a special award of the Ministry of Interior for outstanding contribution to the work of law enforcement in the country.

Key partners/supporters

The key supporters of the SIC from the very beginning are:
  • LEA - the Cybercrime Department at the General Directorate for Fighting Organised Crime.
  • The State Agency for Child Protection.
  • The Central Commission for Combating Anti-social Acts by Minors.
  • The Prevention Department of the National Police.
  • The Bulgarian Association for Information Technology of the IT companies in the country.
  • The mobile operator Telenor Bulgaria supporting the Cyberscout Programme.

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Email address: safenet@online.bg Phone: +3592 9733000 Fax: +3592 9733588 Website: http://www.safenet.bg/

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