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Online communications – It's all about respect!

  • Awareness
  • 21/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Nowadays, children are extremely at ease with digital technologies, the internet and social media platforms. As highlighted in a 2018 study commissioned by the BeSmartOnline! project, Maltese children aged 9-16 spend an average of over three hours per day online. With children being such voracious consumers of online content, it is imperative for them to understand the notion of online respect towards their friends, family, social groups, teachers and schools. 

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Malta by BeSmartOnline!

  • Awareness
  • 12/03/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 marks Safer Internet Day (SID). It is a day commemorated all over the world. The theme for this year's celebrations is "Together for a better internet". It is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

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Tackling cyberbullying in Maltese schools

  • Awareness
  • 21/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BeSmartOnline! reflects on cyberbullying and in particular on schools' responsibilities to tackle this issue.  

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Screen time do's and don'ts

  • Awareness
  • 03/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Screen time has, since the inception of television, been cited by parents and educators as being an issue among children and youth. The proliferation of tablets and smartphones seems to have rekindled such worries, particularly in view of the fact that unlike TVs, these powerful devices are portable. The situation is further exasperated by the myriad of activities available through such devices such as; socialising, particularly through social networking sites and messaging services as well as  entertainment through media streaming and games.

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Childwebalert hotline conference with social workers and police

  • Hotlines
  • 24/12/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

The Childwebalert hotline within Agenzija Appogg organised, in collaboration with the BeSmartOnline! Project, a two-day seminar on 28 and 29 May 2018. The aim of this seminar was to give social workers, members of the Malta Police Force and members of the Psychosocial Team within the National School Support Services, an outline of the Childwebalert service. 

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