CyberEthics GIII: Island-wide combined Safer Internet Awareness Node, Hotline, Helpline

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Cyberethics GIII: Cyprus Safer Internet Center. Island-wide services for Safer Internet Awareness, Helpline and Hotline

CyberEthics concerns the safe use of Internet in Cyprus, and serves the needs of all people that live on the island (i.e., also Turkish Cypriots and other minorities) addressing not only issues of pornography, but also racism (currently on the rise in Cyprus), gender discrimination and inappropriate use of peoples’ images. It operates as a combined Awareness Node and a Hotline.

Formal Project Description
Contract Title Cyberethics GIII: Cyprus Safer Internet Center. Island-wide services for Safer Internet Awareness, Helpline and Hotline
Project Acronym Cyberethics GIII
Lead Partner Future Worlds Center (CNTI)
Agreement n° SI_2009_SIC_123903_CY
Partners CNTI
Cost of Action €470.039,10
Grant €333.000,00
Cost for FWC €244.815,84
Grant for FWC €183.611,88
Dates 01/09/2010 - 30/04/2012

About Project Cyberethics: Cyprus Safer Internet Center
Overall objective(s)
  • Act as Safer Internet Centre in Cyprus
  • Where appropriate, cooperate with other actions under the Safer Internet programme
  • To engage actors from the government and the civil society, thus contributing towards the eradication of cyber crime through informed actions of European citizens and public institutions that aim to change behaviours, mentality and attitudes, giving special emphasis to rural and less developed areas of the country.
Specific objective(s)
  • devise inventive, attention-grabbing and informative awareness campaigns using the most

appropriate media, taking into account best practice and experience in other countries, which may involve the participation of children and young people;

  • establish and maintain formal or informal partnerships and promote dialogue and exchange of

information with key players (government agencies, press and media groups, ISP associations, user organisations, education stakeholders) and actions in their country on to safer use of the Internet and other online technologies;

  • inform the intended target groups about European filtering software and services and in particular

about the study on benchmarking filtering software and services, about hotlines and helplines and selfregulation schemes through using cost-effective means of distribution of information to large numbers of users (multiplier organisations, electronic dissemination channels, mass media, information material distributed to schools and to Internet cafés);

  • actively cooperate with other centres in the European network by exchanging information about best

practice, participating in meetings and designing and implementing a European approach;

  • hold regional meetings and conferences involving participation from other countries. These events

have to be considered appropriate by the European Commission and by the European network coordinator and the Safer Internet Centre needs to give advance warning of such events. Failure to meet these conditions could mean that the costs of the event are not recognised as eligible costs.

  • take an active part in European-level events and in the organisation of regional and local events for

Safer Internet Day;

  • where appropriate, support preparations for the Safer Internet Forum by holding national events on

the topics to be discussed there;

  • where appropriate, cooperate with other actions under the Safer Internet programme;
  • where considered appropriate by the European Commission, cooperate with non-EU countries by
exchanging information about best practice, sharing awareness tools, participating in international meetings, and hosting visits.