Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Jumpstart workshop featured in Cyprus Mail

Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign was once again featured in the Cyprus media. This time the focus of article pertained to the upcoming bi-communal conflict resolution workshop from September 11-13. Please click the image to read the article. You can also contact Nicolina Markidou for more information.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline coordinator on Round and About

Lawrence Kalogreades, coordinator of the Safer Internet Helpline, was invited to talk with Rosie Charalambous on her radio-show, Round and About. During their conversation, they touched upon the topics of the recent operation of the Helpline and its goals, the various hazards that are inherent to the internet, and how parents can safe-guard their children from these dangers. An overview of the Helpline, Hotline, and Cyberethics websites was also provided, along with an explanation of the various online resources available.

Launch of the Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline website

A trilingual (English, Greek, Turkish) website has been launched in order to promote and provide information regarding the operation of the Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline. The website is separated into sections for children, teens and parents, educators and professionals. It contains explanations of various online hazards and how to recognize them, overviews of the different kinds of online technologies and services that are commonly used, as well as suggestions about how to become involved in the Helpline’s promotion of a safer internet ethic. The website can be accessed at www.helpline.cyberethics.info.

The Helpline currently operates 7 days a week between the hours of 8pm-9pm and is run by a team of 7 operators. The Helpline’s number is 7000 0116.

With the helpline and website operational, a series of presentations at schools island-wide, as well as appearances in the media are being arranged in order to further promote the Helpline’s activities. The bulk of these dissemination activities will begin in September with the start of the new school year. If you would like us to give a presentation regarding safer internet issues at a local school, please contact Lawrence Kalogreades at 22 873820 or 22 445288 in order to make arrangements.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

ACID – Active Citizens for Intercultural Dialogue Second transnational meeting Lisbon (Portugal), July 2009

FWC sent two associates to attend the ACID – Active Citizens for Intercultural Dialogue Second transnational meeting Lisbon (Portugal), July 2009. During the meeting the group shared information and evaluation of the national panels in Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal and Romania. Also, an evaluation of the project's wiki site was completed. Other items discussed were the Production of DVD / collection of videos and preparations were made for European panel to be held in Pisa, Italy in September using the Structured Dialogic Design methodology which will be facilitated by FWC associates. Please visit the project wiki site and join in the discussions! A special thank you goes out to our hosts in Portugal, Edite and Tiago, from Numena who were very gracious.