One of the key advantages for the work of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre is the close cooperation of the Malta Police Force Cybercrime Unit with the entities involved, led by Aġenzija Appoġġ. The FSWS agency also works hand in hand with the Office for the Commissioner for Children and the Ministry of Education Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programme.
BeSmartOnline! aims to bring more opportunities for the public to understand what risks and dangers the online world presents to young children and youth. It uses material shared in schools through the Personal, Social and Career Development syllabus and additional awareness sessions for minors and supporting parents alike.
The helpline will continue to help children and families take the necessary action to protect them online. Meanwhile, the hotline will continue working to identify victims of child sexual abuse and take down illegal material through its anonymous ChildWebAlert online platform.
The BeSmartOnline! staff looks forward to collaborating with anyone interested in the safety and well-being of children.
If you are based in Malta and are feeling uncomfortable with anything that is happening online, do not hesitate to reach out through 179 or the child helpline 116111.
This article was originally published at https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/keeping-children-safe-online.992651 and has been adapted and republished here with the permission of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre.
Find out more about the work of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services – or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.