Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
Awareness centreEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.draugiskasinternetas.lt https://lt-lt.facebook.com/draugiskas.internetas/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphVHWnAbv7IJZrsB7bBBJA
HelplineEmail address: email@example.com Website: http://www.vaikulinija.lt https://www.facebook.com/vaikulinija https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dOD8cuA8BSWJrXJUo_blQ
HotlineEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.draugiskasinternetas.lt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETnersjsPgQ&list=PLsX4_OlRurlOYgBvsIDOz0v9qOMiP7i5k
Youth participationEmail address: email@example.com Website: http://www.draugiskasinternetas.lt/lt/youth/jaunimo_forumas https://www.facebook.com/groups/saugesnisinternetas/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWETH4cnV3yMtMUZqARf8Ow
A consortium of four partners operates the national Safer Internet Centre (SIC) in Lithuania. The Centre for Information Technologies in Education (CITE) coordinates implementation of the project and awareness centre activities, promoting youth initiatives as well. The NGO "Langas į ateitį" (LIA) now implements awareness raising and training activities, the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT) is responsible for the hotline, and the NGO "Vaikų linija" (Child Line) manages the helpline.
An awareness campaign related to the annual Safer Internet Day (SID) events is always organised jointly by all SIC partners, using the many opportunities which the national cooperation brings. 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 particpates in is the exhibition "SCHOOL": a national annual event for the education community. In 2015, nearly 20,000 visitors attended. 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.
A recent activity that has now become an annual event is the joint campaign in youth camps: "Safe on the internet during summer time!'. The campaign, which first took place in 2015, is organised in 10 children's summer camps to raise awareness about internet safety.
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
- Lithuanian Radio and Television
- Lithuanian Research and Education Network (LITNET)
The President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, has been the patron of the main Safer Internet Day (SID) event since 2015, also providing a video greeting to launch celebrations for SID 2016.
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