Educational fairy tales
Athena and Diki, the protagonists of the educational fairy tales produced by the Safer Internet Centres (SICs) of Greece and Cyprus, explained to young primary school pupils from both countries what they should be aware of on the internet in order to navigate it safely. The children had fun reading the educational tales and made two new friends: Athena, who is an expert about online privacy and the importance of telling an adult if something upsets or concerns us online, and Diki, who spoke to them about misinformation, establishing contacts with strangers and cyberbullying.
The online treasure hunt
The older primary school students and junior high school students got excited playing an online treasure hunt. Through quizzes, puzzles, crossword puzzles and other activities, the young people learned about navigating online safely by playing.
The final puzzle led to "the treasure": a creative video explaining to children that the real treasure and the real prize of the whole treasure hunt was none other than gaining the knowledge for a positive and safe online experience.
You can watch the online treasure hunt video down below. English subtitles are available.
Informational sessions for high school students
To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2022, high school students attended informational session organised by members of the Greek SIC and by the Cyber Security Authority of the Ministry of Digital Government about the hidden pitfalls on the internet, but also about the professional perspectives that cybersecurity science has to offer to young people.
Online event for adults
More than 2000 educators and parents attended the main online event organised by the Greek Safer Internet Centre of FORTH in collaboration with the Panhellenic School Network to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2022. The event revolved around the use of European initiatives to ensure a safer internet, the benefits of the E-twinning programme, the actions of the Cyber Security Authority of the Ministry of Digital Communication to educate and inform the citizens, the initiatives of the Greek Safer Internet Centre and the symbolic importance of Safer Internet Day as an occurrence. The event also presented the results of the panhellenic research conducted by the Greek SIC on 5000 students about their online habits, analysed the educational material to be used as a learning tool both in the classroom and at home , gave clarifications and on the protection of sensitive personal data at school, illustrated how to support educators and parents through the Greek helpline Help-line.gr, and lastly presented the Be Internet Awesome programme, which helps teachers and educators educating children on the basic principles of cyber security.
You can rewatch the event below.
Panhellenic student contest
Once again this year, more than 400 schools from all over Greece participated in the panhellenic student competition organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. This year, the theme of the competition was "reporting and blocking is courageous”, and the youth works were so interesting for the jury that it was very difficult for the jury to select the winners.
Another highlight of the day was the message of popular actress Vasso Laskaraki, the ambassador of the Greek Safer Internet Centre, who encouraged children and young people - in her own special way - to be safe online.
With another successful edition of Safer Internet Day behind us, it’s time to save the date for Safer Internet Day 2023 on Tuesday, 7 February 2023. Visit www.saferinternetday.org to stay updated on the celebration.
Find out more about Safer Internet Day in Greece. Alternatively, find more information about the work of the Greek Safer Internet Centre, including their awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services – or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.