A look into the "CYberSafety – Better Internet for Kids" project in Cyprus

In Cyprus, from September 2017 to June 2018, within the framework of the European co-funded project "CYberSafety – Better Internet for Kids" (National Awareness Centre), the project partners held lectures, seminars and workshops for pupils, teachers and parents. 

2019-03-05 Cyprus Safer Internet Centre
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Picture of Cyprus Safer Internet Centre's activities in the framework of the "CyberSafety - Better Internet for Kids" project

The following bodies contributed in the related actions: the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, the Cyprus Radio-Television Authority, the Office of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulations (OCECPR), the University of Cyprus, the Pancyprian Parents School, the Office for Combating Cybercrime, the Cyprus Police, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA) and MTN Cyprus LTD.

In the framework of the lectures, seminars and workshops (attached to the ANNEX), 433 actions were carried out in total, involving 19,870 pupils, 1,059 teachers and 2,031 parents. In these actions, the participating pupils, teachers and parents were given the opportunity to be introduced and trained on issues with regard to the opportunities and risks of the internet (such as cyberbullying, excessive use of digital devices, deception), thereby promoting a safer online culture and empowering creative and critically thinking citizens. At the same time, the project' partners had the opportunity to inform all the participants (pupils, teachers and parents) with regard to the operation and services of Helpline 1480.

For further information on the "CYberSafety – Better Internet for Kids project" in Cyprus, read the full article.

Find out more information about the work of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.

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