New mobile app from the Bulgarian SIC Helpline and Hotline

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre launched a new mobile application to mark the 15th edition of Safer Internet Day. The application provides quick access to the Safer Internet Centre Helpline and Hotline. It equally includes a password strength checker and provides a test to check one's knowledge about safer use of internet.

The mobile application SafeNetApp was developed with the financial support of Telenor Bulgaria and is available for mobile devices using Android and iOS operating systems. The application allows users to fill in the online form for reporting illegal and harmful online content and provides a quick access to a consultant on the Helpline (a phone line and a chat module).

The app also includes an option to seek advice or help for a problem encountered by minors in the online environment and it can help users check the strength of their password. It also provides a test to check one's knowledge about the safer use of internet. The test contains questions related to the different risks encountered online and the appropriate ways for prevention and response.

The app is designed like an educational game, in which users can decide to sign up to check their ranking among all application users who took the test. The test can be taken as many times as necessary for users to improve their performance.

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