Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
Awareness centreEmail address: email@example.com Website: https://www.draugiskasinternetas.lt https://www.facebook.com/draugiskas.internetas/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphVHWnAbv7IJZrsB7bBBJA
HelplineEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.vaikulinija.lt https://www.facebook.com/vaikulinija https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dOD8cuA8BSWJrXJUo_blQ
HotlineEmail address: email@example.com Website: https://www.svarusinternetas.lt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iwMai15D-o
Youth participationEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/sijfLT/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWETH4cnV3yMtMUZqARf8Ow/featured?view_as=subscriber
A consortium of four partners operates the national SIC in Lithuania. NAE (National Agency of Education) coordinates implementation of the project and awareness centre activities, promoting youth initiatives as well. LIA implements awareness raising and training activities, RRT is responsible for the hotline, and Child Line manages the helpline.
An awareness campaign related to the annual Safer Internet Day (SID) events is always organised jointly by all Lithuanian SIC partners, using the many opportunities, which brings the national cooperation. SID is celebrated on the European, national and regional level in many Lithuanian schools, and Safer Internet Week has become an annual Lithuanian tradition as well.
An annual activity which the SIC participates in is the exhibition "SCHOOL": a national annual event for the education community with nearly 20,000 visitors. At this exhibition, the SIC team promotes its main services and encourages the audience to participate in safer internet activities such as becoming Youth Forum Members, Safer Internet Ambassadors, and so on. The exhibition allows SIC staff to meet face to face with all target groups and directly hand out offline materials. It allows the SIC to communicate on key topics to specific target groups, and especially to parents; a target group which often proves the most difficult to reach.
It has become a tradition to meet with students or teachers every year with a campaign ‘Safe online during summer time!'. The campaign, which first took place in 2015, is organised in children's summer camps to raise awareness about internet safety.
The SIC developed a certification programme of Safer Internet Ambassadors (SIA) based on the best European practice and trained more than 400 schoolteachers in Lithuania in 2017-18. Maintainance of the SIA community and youth panel are ongoing, whiles strengthening media and information literacy skills in these groups.
National support is provided by approximately 20 companies and organisations.
The constant supporters of the Lithuanian SIC are:
- Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
- Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics of the Republic of Lithuania
- The Children's Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Lithuania
- The Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
- Lithuanian Research and Education Network (LITNET)
- National Digital Coalition