Safer Internet Day 2012

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On February 7th, Safer Internet Day 2012, the Cyberethics: Cyprus Safer Internet Center organized a conference in Nicosia to celebrate the day. The conference was under the auspices of the Ministry of Education & Culture. There was a welcoming message from a representative of the Ministry of Education & Culture and from Mr. Alexandros Alexandrou (Head of Internet Services, CYTA - Cyprus Telecommunications Authority). First presenter at this event was Mr. Stavros Kondaktzis, Chief Strategist from Avacom Media that talked about the Social Media as a personal case. Second presenter was Mrs. Magdalini Zafiropoulou, Electronic Mechanic member of the EEXI that talked about Social Media and personal data protection. Mrs. Fotini Mavromati, Consultant/Psychologist for the P&A Kyriakou Children’s Hospital followed and talked about teenagers and the Internet: research and experiences from the Teenage Health program. Following Mrs. Mavromati, was Mrs. Anastasia Economou (Head of the Department of Educational Technology of the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute) that presented the top 10 videos chosen from the SID 2012 Cyprus Video Competition. At the end of the presentation of the 10 videos the top 3 winning videos were awarded the preannounced gift (an i-pad per participating winning student), offered by CYTA - Cyprus Telecommunications Authority! After the presentations a discussion between the students, parents, authorities, experts and members of the audience was held, coordinated by Dr. Yiannis Laouris. The discussion turned out to be very interesting and productive. During the discussion phase Mr. George Karkas, (Cyber Crime Unit of the Cyprus Police) and Mrs. Iliada Spyrou, (Helpline Coordinator) presented the ways people in Cyprus that have problems on the Internet, can get help.


List of all SID 2012 activities

Event/action Brief description Partner involvement Youth panel involvement
SID 2012 Fair - MyMall Limassol Large TV screens displayed videos on how to make reports to the Safer Internet Hotline and how to request help from the Safer Internet Helpline as well as TV spots related to Safer Internet. The event was broadcasted live by the CyBC national radio station. All partners and advisory board members Yes. Children from a primary school in Limassol participated actively in this event.
SID 2012 Fair - Mall of Cyprus Nicosia Large TV screens displayed videos on how to make reports to the Safer Internet Hotline and how to request help from the Safer Internet Helpline as well as TV spots related to Safer Internet. The event was broadcasted live by the CyBC national radio station. During the event students performed mini-theatrical shows (invisible theatre) on cases like internet addiction, cyberbullying, etc. The mini theatre shows were a great success as they attracted the public to the area of performance were they had the chance to talk to our representatives and receive leaflets and other informational material. All partners and advisory board members Yes.During the event students performed theatrical shows in front of the crowd (‘invisible theatre’) on cases like internet addiction, cyberbullying, etc.
SID 2012 Video Competition A circular was sent to all schools in Cyprus, inviting them to participate to the SID 2012 Video Competition. Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute and CYTA - Cyprus Telecommunications Authority No
Safer Internet Training A seven 2-hour session training was organized, targeting parents, experts and stakeholders. Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, CYTA - Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, Microsoft (Cyprus), Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute and Police Department - Cyber Crime Unit No

List of SID2012 Events


Catergory:SIDs