Connecting Generations - Discover the digital world together…safely! (Nicosia Conference)

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Cyberethics - World Vision November Conference 2011
Cyberethics - World Vision November Conference 2011
Project Cyberethics
Place European University Cyprus, Nicosia
Date(s) 17/11/2011
Type of participants High school students, university students, international delegates, academics, civil society, journalists
Number of participants approx. 100
Total Duration 1/2 day
Link(s) Link(s) to press release(s)

The international conference "Connecting Generations - Discover the digital world together...safely!" took place at the premises of the European University Cyprus on the 17th of November 2011. It was co-organized by World Vision and the Cyberethics team of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute.


The conference was organized in order to promote safer internet within English speaking schools in Cyprus, among students (mainly of the European university) and also to support delegates from Armenia, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Georgia in their efforts to promote safer internet in their respective countries. Participants included high school students from 6 English speaking secondary school of Cyprus, academics, university students (mainly from the European University where the conference was organized), representatives from civil society organizations, a number of journalists and 6 international delegates. The speakers also included Markos Nikolettis, Head of the Police Department - Cyber Crime Unit and Anastasia Economou, Head of the Education Technology Department of the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute.



10:00 Welcoming / Introductions. Chair: Anna-Maria Drousiotou
10:05 Welcome speech Minister of Education
10:10 Welcome speech Mr. Mahdessian
10:40 Connecting generations, Yiannis Laouris, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute
10:50 World Vision – who we are; Ross Piper, World Vision
11:00 Interview of World Vision delegates; Interviewer: Mandy Yamanis, World Vision
11:20 Cyberethics project presentation Helpline and Hotline (live cases, games, cartoons), Iliada Spyrou, Cyberethics Helpline Coordinator
11:35 Cyber Crime in Cyprus: Markos Nikolettis, Cyprus Police, Cyber Crime Unit
11:50 Presentation: A success story on parent teacher cyber interaction in Cyprus: Anastasia Economou, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute
12:10 Videos created by students; Discussion with Audience. Coordinator: Yiannis Laouris, Cyberethics, Manager
12.30 End of Conference
12:35 Cocktail


Radio show

Hasmik from WV Armenia presented a brief show case of their work with children and parents in Armenia

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