Tuesday, 8 November 2011

‘Discover the digital world together, safely!’

The Cyprus Safer Internet Center (Cyberethics) in collaboration with World Vision International, would like to announce this year’s Safer Internet Conference with the Safer Internet Day 2012 theme ‘Discover the digital world together, safely!’ on the 17th of November 2011, at 09:30-12:30 am, at the European University of Cyprus.

The conference will be given in English and speakers/experts from Cyprus and World Vision collaborating offices from (Georgia, Armenia, Lebanon, Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza) will present current trends and news from each country related with Internet safety and the technological gap that exists between generations.

The conference will be under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture and Mr. Vartkes Mahdessian, MP Representative for the Armenian community in Cyprus will do the welcoming speech.

For more information and interviews, please contact Georgina Siitta Achilleos or Anna Maria Drousiotou (CyberEthics) georgina@cnti.org.cy, annamaria@cnti.org.cy or at 22873820 Or Mandy Yamanis (World Vision) mandy_yamanis@wvi.org or at 22870277.

Some words about the organizers:

Cyberethics: The Cyprus Safer Internet Centre, Cyberethics has been active in Cyprus since 2006. The Center is a consortium made of five partners which are Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (Coordinator), Ministry of Education and Culture – Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, CYTA – Cyprus Telecommunication Authority, The Olive Branch Foundation and the Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children. The Center serves as an Awareness Node along with its Hotline and the Helpline. The centre undertakes various awareness raising activities along with the Hotline and Helpline services it provides. Through out aforementioned Cyberethics project Cyprus Safer Internet Centre, its partners, associated partners and advisory board have generated a widespread network across Europe on Internet Safety issues. Therefore, the Centre can serve as a link between counties other than the EU and the European Union for the good information flow amongst each other mainly on best practices in individual countries.

World Vision: World Vision is a child focused humanitarian organization that is governed as an international partnership. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is currently serving the world’s most vulnerable people in nearly 100 countries through programs related to humanitarian emergency relief, community development, and advocacy. As a child focused organization, World Vision aims to protect all children and their caregivers from abuse and exploitation when using the internet, mobiles and other technologies. The Keeping Children Safe Online project sets a precedence for grassroots education around cyber safety and provides a skill set for successful and fun social media use. The project is expanding further in, Armenia, Georgia, Lebanon and Jerusalem West Bank Gaza with a future aim to involve all World Vision National Offices throughout the globe.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission.

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