Estonian Safer Internet Centre
Awareness centreEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.targaltinternetis.ee https://www.facebook.com/targaltinternetis
HelplineEmail address: email@example.com Website: http://www.lasteabi.ee https://www.facebook.com/lasteabi
Youth participationEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.targaltinternetis.ee/noortepaneel/ https://www.facebook.com/Targaltinternetis/
The Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has been successfully cooperating with schools as well as with kindergarteners. During the past five years, it has organised 650 Smartly on the Web training events all over Estonia for 43,687 children and students, 4,603 teachers and 2,381 parents.
In order to provide information about safe usage of the internet and digital devices, the SIC has created more than 420 educational materials, including lesson plans, cartoons, videos, games, posters, booklets, tests, and so on. All materials are available on the Safer Internet Centre website at www.targaltinternetis.ee.
Each February, the SIC celebrates Safer Internet Day by organising different awareness-raising events and campaigns during the whole month. It has organised successful conferences for teachers, parents and specialists working with children, as well as special events for children and young people.
The Estonian Safer Internet Centre has a very active youth panel whose members meet face to face two or three times per year, while also meeting and working online.
The Child Helpline provides 24/7 counselling for children and parents on online safety issues via telephone on 116 111, an online counselling module, Skype and email. The Child Helpline can also be accessed via a mobile application.
The Estonian Hotline has published awareness materials about the role of the internet in child sexual abuse which has received a good response from specialists. The Estonian Hotline also has a successful cooperation with the Finnish Hotline related to exchange of information and development of awareness-raising materials.
The Estonian Safer Internet Centre has an Advisory Board whose members apply their knowledge and experience in order to achieve the objectives of the project.
Members of the Advisory Board are representatives of Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Justice, Estonian Informatics Centre, Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication, Ekspress Meedia AS, Telia Estonia AS, Microsoft Estonia, University of Tartu, University of Tallinn, Estonian Association of Parents, Association of School Psychologists, Estonian Informatics Teachers Union, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Tartu Child Support Centre, Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA), Ministry of Social Affairs, Police and Border Guard Board, NPO Estonian Advice Centre, NPO Estonian Union for Child Welfare.
The Estonian Safer Internet Centre activities are financially supported by the European Commission, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Council of the Gambling Tax.