Cyprus campaign promotes the 1480 helpline and hotline for internet safety

  • Awareness
  • 09/04/2018
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

In order to raise awareness amongst children, adolescents and parents about the safe use of the internet, the European project "CYberSafety – Better Internet for Kids in Cyprus", has teamed up with cycling champion Antria Christoforou to become the official ambassador of the campaign to promote the activities of the project and, more specifically, to promote the operation of the 1480 helpline and hotline.

Antria Christoforou, a new member of the Cypriot team in the upcoming Olympics, serves as an outstanding example of a rising athlete and champion, combining authentic athletic talent, personality, ethos and determination. Taking into account her involvement and contribution to sports and society as a whole, Antria Christoforou is an important role model and a source of inspiration for children and adolescents.

In the framework of the activities for promoting the operation of the 1480 helpline and hotline, Antria Christoforou stars in the TV spot "Enjoy your online routes safely", which was presented to children, parents and teachers for the first time on this year's Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. The TV spot is being shown on all Cypriot television channels, and emphasises the need for safe and responsible use of the internet. The spot also presents the 1480 helpline and hotline services, which aim to provide parents, children and teachers with a place where they can call anonymously and free of charge to receive support and advice about the internet.

Watch the video below:

Find out more about the work of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC), including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.

 


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