Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Awareness centreEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.besmartonline.org.mt https://www.facebook.com/saferinternet.mt https://twitter.com/BeSmartOnline_ https://www.youtube.com/user/MCAMalta
HelplineEmail address: email@example.com Website: https://fsws.gov.mt/en/appogg/Pages/welcome-appogg.aspx
Youth participationEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.tfal.org.mt https://www.facebook.com/Commissioner-for-Children-Malta-99261679454/
The Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has been successful in bringing together a number of key national entities whose mandates have traditionally had them working in isolation and in diverse fields. Through the project, it was recognised that the expertise of these entities and their respective objectives all diverge on the issues related to online risk. Having such a strong consortium has ensured that the SIC has managed to establish itself in Malta as national point of contact on this front.
This has been recognised by policy makers as evidenced by the number of times and extent to which the SIC has been consulted on policy and also legislative issues. The various collaborative efforts together with industry and the educational sector also recognise this.
Key supporters of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre include:
- Directorate for Educational Services
- Secretariat for Catholic Education
- Independent Schools Association
- National Youth Agency
- University of Malta
The BeSmartOnline! consortium understands that cooperation is key to the successful implementation of the project. In view of this, an Advisory Board has been set up to act as a central channel of communication among stakeholders within the field of internet safety. In addition, in an effort to be in a position to reach a wider number of stakeholders, national cooperation and dialogue will be promoted through three expertise-specific fora, which discuss specific topics as mandated by the Advisory Board. These members play an important consultative role due to their expertise or representation of specific interest groups. These fora will include a psycho-social expert forum, an industry forum and a parent/carer forum.